J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

July 31, 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 Army-General Bagramyan, announces that on July 31, troops of the First Baltic Front, as a result of a swift manoeuvre of tank formations and infantry, captured in fighting the town of Jelgava (Mitava), main junction of ‘communication lines connecting the Baltic area with East Prussia.

The Order mentions 57 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.