Lyrics A.Shaganov, music O.Makin

06 April 2015. On this day in the war

April 17, 2015, 5:36 a.m.

In 1941:

The head of the Soviet reconnaissance in Switzerland Sandor Rado reported to Moscow: "All German motorized divisions to the East. Troops stationed previously on the Swiss border, deployed to South-East.

The armies of Germany and Italy, supplemented by parts of the Hungarian and Bulgarian armies at the same time – from Bulgaria, Hungary and Germany after the bombing of Belgrade and invaded Yugoslavia and Greece. The Yugoslavs did not have enough time to mobilize its small but persistent army and the General staff made the mistake of trying to defend the whole country at once. The Greek army was immediately surrounded and, despite desperate resistance, defeated. Belgrade by Hitler's order was razed to the ground. 3 days and 3 nights, the German aircraft bombed the town. Which wasn't even anti-aircraft guns. Killed more than 17,000 citizens, even more were wounded and maimed.

In 1942:

The German government decided to drastically reduce the allowance of food issued cards.

In 1943:

The inhabitants of the Kuban passed to Fund the construction of a tank column "Soviet Kuban" 44,5 million roubles, in Fund of the red Army – 7.5 million pounds of grain. In addition, funds were raised for the construction of airplanes and a tank column "Defender of the South".

In 1944:

Soviet troops fought defensive battles in the area South of Ternopil (1st Ukrainian front) and Separate (3rd Ukrainian front). In the Odessa area, our forces have fired more than 100 other settlements.

The partisans of the Kalinin region 1-6 April derailed three German military echelon. Destroyed 15 vehicles and 7 carts with goods.

In 1945:

Kenigsbergskaia began operation troops of the 3rd Belarusian front and the Baltic fleet. After 4 days of shelling, the Soviet troops began the storming of königsberg (garrison of 4 infantry divisions, several separate regiments and battalions of Volkssturm).

Troops of the 2nd Ukrainian front came to the river Morava, from the Mouth to the point of Kuta.

The forward units of the 3rd Ukrainian front stormed to the outskirts of Vienna. Front commander Marshal Tolbukhin appealed to residents urging them to stay on the ground, to help the Soviet soldiers and not to allow the Nazis to destroy the city.

Allied troops on the front Zapadnom took the German city of Herford, bad Oeynhausen and are fighting for the Dutch city of Soften.

The Yugoslav army liberated the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo.

The Japanese command ordered suicide attack aviation and the Navy. Kamikaze from the air were supposed to kill American troops landed on Okinawa, and to finish off the remnants of his ships were called, without the slightest support from the air, with a stock of fuel sufficient only to reach Okinawa, but doverco loaded with ammunition.

The newspaper "Pravda" reported:

During the war with the highest award of the country – the Lenin order – awarded 35 636 people.



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