J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

July 19, 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 Col.-Gen. Maslennikov, announces that troops of the Third Baltic Front, having forced the River Velikaya, have broken through the heavily fortified and deep German defensive zone south of the town of Ostrov and, in two days offensive fighting, advanced up to 40 kilometres, widening the breakthrough to 70 kilometres along the front.

During the offensive, troops of the Front captured over 700 populated places, including the large townships of Shanino, Zelenovo and Krasnogorodskoye.

The Order mentions; 26 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.