J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

July 1, 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 Army-General Chernyakhovsky, announces that troops of the Third Byelorussian Front, developing their successful offensive, forced the River Berezina on a front of 110 kilometres and, on July 1, captured by storm the town and large junction of communications Borisov, the important strong-point of German defences covering the approaches to Minsk.

The Order mentions 62 commanders of troops, cavalrymen, artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers.

A salute of 20 salvoes was fired by Moscow guns.