J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

August 1, 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 Chernyakhovsky, announces that troops of the Third Byelorussian Front have crushed the enemy resistance, and carried by storm the town and fortress of Kaunas (Kovno) - operationally important nodal point of communications and powerful strongpoint of the German defence covering the approaches to the frontiers of East Prussia.

The order mentions 69 commanders of troops, artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

A salute of 20 salvoes was fired from 124 Moscow guns.