Lyrics A.Shaganov, music O.Makin

April 10, 1941-1945, military history

April 20, 2015, 6:40 a.m.


Today, April 10, 2015. On this day in the war years:

In 1941:

Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov reported intelligence data on the content of the meeting of Adolf Hitler with the Yugoslavian Prince Regent Paul on March 28 signatories to the Pact with the axis countries and 2 days later overthrown, in which Hitler said that he decided to open hostilities against the USSR in late June 1941.

In 1942:

Stalin ordered the chief of the rear of General A. Khrulev urgently, in the next few days to develop and submit for approval a project of recognition for veterans of the Patriotic war. The order was urgent, and in Moscow there is almost no Masterov-designers. In the evening we managed to find only two: S. Dmitriev, the author of the pre-war medals "For courage", "For military merit", "XX years of the red army, And and. Kuznetsova, who created an army insignia. After 2 days, the artists presented their sketches. These samples, in metal, with enamel, were made for 5 days. And a week after it was entrusted to the order of Stalin, test specimens were delivered to the Kremlin. Stalin approved one of the sketches Kuznetsova: red star with lights between the beams, in a Soviet emblem in the center and the inscription "For valour", which he ordered to replace the inscription "Patriotic war". Already on 20 may signed a decree establishing the order of the Patriotic war I and II degree.

In 1943:

This week (4-10 April) in air battles and on the airfields destroyed 117 enemy German planes. As stated in the summary of the Soviet information Bureau our loss ha this time – 48 aircraft.

In 1944:

Troops of the 3rd Ukrainian front liberated Odessa. During occupation and fights Hitlerites killed 82 thousands of civilians, 78 thousand were taken away to Germany, destroyed many industrial enterprises, the seaport, about 3 thousand houses, a large number of schools, hospitals and sanatoriums.

Troops of the 4th Ukrainian front had completed the breakthrough of the enemy defenses on the Perekop isthmus and in the area of Armyansk.

On the night of 10 April, our long-range aircraft made a RAID on the railway junction lions and bombed a large concentration of military echelons of the enemy.

Hitler ordered to stop supplying weapons and food to Finland due to the fact that the Finnish Prime Minister was negotiating in Moscow.

In 1945:

After the termination of resistance of the German forces in königsberg surrendered 50 thousand German soldiers and officers. Only from 6 April captured more than 93 thousand German soldiers and officers.

American troops occupied the city of Hanover. The Germans repelled the attack of allies in Bremen.

English bombers during a RAID on Kiel sunk by the German battleship "Scheer".

Speaking in the house of Commons, Winston Churchill stated that since the outbreak of war the losses of the armed forces of the United Kingdom amounted to 126 1 802 inhabitants, of whom 306 984 men killed. The number of victims among the civilian population amounted to 542 144 person, including 59 793 killed.

The Central Committee of the Italian Communist party had adopted Directive adopted Directive on the uprising. A guerrilla force numbering 256 thousand fighters, of which almost 154 thousand in the Communist party brigades named after Garibaldi.



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