J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

July 18, 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 Koniev, announces that troops of the First Ukrainian Front, going over to the offensive and supported by massed artillery and aircraft blows, have broken through the strong and deeply echeloned German defences in the Lvov direction, and in three days offensive fighting have advanced to a depth of up to 50 kilometres, widening their breakthrough along the front to 200 kilometres.

During the offensive, the troops of the front have captured the towns Poritsk, Gorokhov, Radzekhov, Brody, Zolochev, Busk and Kamenka, the town and large railway junction of Krasnoye, and more than 600 other populated places.

The Order mentions 52 commanders of troops, cavalrymen, artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

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