J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

July 9, 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, as a result of a skilful manoeuvre by cavalry, tanks and infantry have captured the town of Lida, large railway junction and important strongpoint of the German defences in the Grodno direction.

The Order mentions 21 commanders of cavalrymen, tankmen, troops, artillerymen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

A salute of 12 salvoes was fired by 124 Moscow guns.