J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

July 28, 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, as a result of a skilful outflanking manoeuvre and frontal attack on July 28, captured the town and fortress of Brest (BrestrLitovsk), regional centre of Byelorussia, and an operationally Important railway junction and powerful fortified area of the German defences in the Warsaw direction.

The Order mentions 67 commanders of troops, Kuban cavalry, artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

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