J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

October 23, 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 Meretskov, announces that troops of the Karelian Front, continuing their offensive west and south-west of Pechenga (Petsamo), under the difficult conditions of the Arctic, liberated the entire nickel production area from the German invaders and captured the important populated places of the Pechenga (Petsamo) Region, Nickel, Ahmalahti and Salmijarvi.

The Order mentions 59 commanders of troops, artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

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