J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

October 12, 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 Malinovsky, announces that on October 12, troops of the Second Uk rinian Front, as a result of a skilful outflanking manoeuvre by cavalry and tank formations, captured the large administrative and economic centre of Transylvania - the town of Oradea Mare (Grosswardein), an important communications junction and a powerful strongpoint in the enemy defences.

The Order mentions 19 commanders of cavalry, tankmen, troops, artillerymen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

A salute of 12 salvoes was fired from 124 Moscow guns.