J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

July 8, 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 Marshal Rokossovsky, announces that, on July 8, troops of the First Byelorussian Front, as a result of an outflanking manoeuvre by cavalry and tank formations, combined with a frontal infantry attack, captured the town of Baranovichi, regional centre of Byelorussia and important railway junction, and the powerful fortified area of the German defences covering the Byelostok and Brest directions.

The Order mentions 51 commanders of troops, Kuban cavalrymen, tankmen, artillerymen, airmen and sappers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

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