J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

September 20, 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 Gonorov-, announces that troops of the Leningrad Front, passing over to the offensive from the area north of Tartu, have broken through the strongly fortified enemy defences,and in the course of four days offensive fighting advanced 70 kilometres and widened their breach to 120 kilometres along the front, liberating more than 1,500 populated places, including the large ones of Magdalena, Mostve, Iygeva and Avinurme.

Simultaneously, west of the town of Narva, troops of the Leningrad Front in three days fighting advanced 60 kilometres, capturing more than 300 populated places, including Iyhvi, Kuremyae-Kula, Vasknarva and the Sonda railway junction.

The Order mentions 59 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.