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On the Eve of
the Great Patriotic War
September 1, 1939 – June 22, 1941
Cipher telegram from the Kiev Military District with the text of a military order to commanders of the 24th mechanized corps and 45th tank division about the implementation of the plan for defending the state border on account of the start of the German offensive
22 June 1941
Central Archive of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
Coll. 229, ser. 164, fold. 50, f. 3.