Lyrics A.Shaganov, music O.Makin

08 April 2015. On this day in military history

April 17, 2015, 5:38 a.m.

In 1942:

In the Vitebsk region created the 1st Belarusian partisan brigade under the command of M. F. and R. V. Shmyreva, Credo. Until September 1942, the partisans kept the open sector of the front in the area Usvyaty – Surazh ("Vitebsk gate") that linked the occupied territory of Belarus with the Soviet rear. Through him, in Belarus went guerrilla and subversive group, was supplying the partisans environment, ammunition.

In 1943:

Deputy Supreme commander, Marshal G. K. Zhukov sent Stalin a report which had correctly predicted the possibility of the Germans actions to reach Kursk salient from the North and South with a simultaneous blow from the West in order to separate the two groups of the red Army, defending the ledge. Soviet military intelligence in January of 1943 got information that the German cartographic factory print hundreds of thousands of copies of maps of the Oryol, Belgorod, Kursk regions.

U.S. President Roosevelt issued an Executive order to prohibit the increase of prices and increase of wages, and Congress passed an act on the temporary prohibition of strikes.

In 1944:

Troops of the 1st Ukrainian front reached the state border with Czechoslovakia and Romania.

Started the Crimean offensive operation, the troops of the 4th Ukrainian front and the independent coastal army in cooperation with the black sea fleet and Azov flotilla (lasted until 12 may).

The GKO adopted a decree on the restoration of security Western state border of the USSR.

April 8, our troops disabled and destroyed German tank 104. In air battles or by anti-aircraft fire shot down 71 enemy planes.

A group of Lithuanian partisans from the squad named Kostas Kalinauskas derailed two German military echelon.

In 1945:

The northeast and North of Bratislava, our forces took more than 60 settlements in the district – over 80. There are street fights in the southern and Western parts of Vienna.

After two days of fighting in königsberg by Soviet troops cut off the garrison from troops on the Samland Peninsula and invited the garrison to surrender. German forces continued the resistance.

The allied troops on the Western front continue fighting for the destruction of large enemy forces trapped in the Ruhr bag. The scouts have been bypassed with the North and South and had advanced 16 to 25 kilometers.

In Zurich and was organized a meeting of SS Obergruppenfuhrer Karl Wolff with the future chief of the CIA, and during those times, the employee of the office of strategic services Allen DULLES. Probed the possibility of achieving – by the elimination of Hitler – any mutually separate agreements between the U.S. and German authorities.

Executed in the Flossenbürg German lawyer Hans von Dannii (1902-1945), a member of the conspiracy against Hitler.

The newspaper "Pravda" reported: "In Kharkov detained the swindler boyar who had long been wanted by the police. In Kharkiv, he worked as the head of the industrial combine of the school for the blind and deaf, made with local sewing factory contract sewing thousands of costumes and underwear for students of vocational schools, provided, however, that cutting will carry out himself. The order was executed, the school of the blind received as the legitimate profit of 300 thousand rubles, College – ready products. Boyar and pocketed a tidy sum. How, after all the money deposited in the Bank? It's all in the cutting. Boyarsky and his assistants were so cut that economize centimeters, which have emerged in hundreds of meters, which he sold at a speculative price.



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