J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

June 28, 1944

Source : Works, Vol. 15
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1984
Transcription/HTML Markup : Salil Sen for MIA, 2009
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Order of the Day, addressed to Col.-Gen. Zakharov, announces that troops of the Second Byelorussian Front, having forced the Dnieper along a stretch of 120 kilometres, broke through the second German defensive zone which had been prepared along the western bank of the river and, on June 2,8, carried by storm the town of Mogilev - large regional centre of Byelorussia, and operationally important centre of the Germans’ defence in the Minsk direction, and also captured in fighting the towns of Shklov and Bykho.v.

The Order mentions 99 commanders of troops, artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

A salute of 20 salvoes was fired by 224 Moscow guns.