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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2020 8:31 p.m. PST

"… The sound of a telegraph broke the silence of the night. The chief radio operator of the Samur regiment (sergeant major Glushko) immediately raised his head from the table where he had been dozing for a quarter of an hour and began receiving a telegram. A white ribbon quickly came out of the device. Glushko barely had time to read. The text of the telegram read: "In connection with the plight of the Don army units near Lugansk, I order, Your Excellency, with all available forces, to immediately strike the flank of the red group under the command of Kozhevnikov and take possession of the city of Debaltsevo. " The telegram was addressed to the 3rd commander. (Drozdovskoy) division Major General May-Mayevsky V.Z. signed by the Chief of General Staff General Romanovsky I.P. The device froze for a moment. But again, the tape suddenly came alive. the telegraph reported that the next day, in support of the 3rd division, a step with the Kornilovsky regiment (two battalions and artillery) would arrive at Bulavino station. Realizing the importance of the telegram, it was no longer the young sergeant major rushing to the duty officer's headquarters. Captain Beketov, who was on duty that night at the division headquarters, collapsed in surprise as he read the text of the telegram. Literally an hour ago, he was reported by Cossack explorers who are red at Bulavino…."




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