J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day, No. 367

May 8, 1945

Source : Works, Vol. 16
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1986
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Issued by Marshal Stalin and addressed to the. Commanded of the troops of the
2nd Ukranian Front, Marshal Malinovsky, and the Chief of Staff of the Front, Col. -Gen. Zakharov

The Order states that on May 8, troops of the 2nd Ukrainian Front captured in Czechoslovakia the towns of Jaromerice and Znojmo, and in Austria the towns of Hollabrunn and Stockerau, important communications centres and powerful German defence strongpoints.

The Order mentions 101 commanders of troops, artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations distinguished themselves.

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

("Soviet War Mews," No. 1153)