J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

July 27, 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 on July 27, after two days fighting, as a result of a skilful outflanking manoeuvre by tank formations and infantry, troops of the First Ukrainian Front captured by storm the important economic and political centre and regional town of the Ukraine, Lvov, a big railway junction and strategically important strongpoint of the German defences covering the roads to the southern areas of Poland.

The order mentions 82 commanders of tankmen, troops, artillerymen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

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