J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

July 12, 1944

Source : Works, Vol. 15
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1984
Transcription/HTML Markup : Salil Sen for MIA, 2009
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0rder of the Day, addressed to Army-General Yeremenko, announces that troops of the Second Baltic Front, having gone over to the offensive from the area north-west and west of Novo-Sokolniki, have broken through the German defences, and in two days offensive fighting have advanced up to 35 kilometres, widening the breach to 150 kilometres along the front.

In the course of the offensive, the troops of this Front have captured the town and large railway junction of Idritsa, an important strong point of the German defences, and have also captured more than 1,000 other populated places, including Kudever, Dukhnovo, Yukhovichi, Rossono and Klyastitsy.

The Order mentions 39 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.