J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

July 10, 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 troops of the First Byelorussian Front forced the River Shara on a 60 kilometre front and captured the town of Slonim, large centre of communications and powerful strongpoint of the German defences on the River Shara.

Simultaneously, in the Pinsk direction, troops of the front, supported by the Dnieper River Naval Flotilla, captured the town of Luninets, important railway junction in Polessye.

The Order mentions 62 commanders of troops, Kuban Cossack Cavalry, tankmen, artillerymen, airmen, Dnieper River sailors, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

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