J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

September 14, 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 prolonged and stubborn fighting, on September 14 captured the fortress of Praga, a suburb of Warsaw and an important strongpoint in the German defences on the eastern bank of the Vistula.

The Order mentions 55 commanders of troops, artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

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