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Military Ceremony at Carei

A military, religious and wrath- laying ceremony will take place at the Heroes Monument of the town of Carei, Satu-Mare County, Sunday, October 22, 11:00 a.m., on the occasion of the Romanian Armed Forces’ Day.

MoD State Secretary Corneliu Dobritoiu, General-Lieutenant Florian Pință, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, and representatives of state and public local authorities will attend the event.

Romania substantially contributed to the war efforts of the United Nations in the aftermath of August 23, 1944. The Romanian Armed Forces drove away the German troops from the territories under the Romanian state control and built up the strategic defence of the national borders as well as of the Romanian-Hungarian temporary border line crossing Crișana County and the Transylvanian Plateau, imposed by the Dictate of Viena signed on August 30, 1940. The Soviet troops advanced about 1,000 km in a very short time, under the Romanian strategic shield, and, with no enemy resistance, crossed through the narrow passages of the Western and Southern Carpathians to the Banat region.

The 1st and the 4th Romanian Armies took part in the offensive to liberate the North-Eastern part of Romania whose target was reached between October 21-25 when the enemy troops were driven away form Carei and Satu-Mare cities, beyond the Romanian-Hungarian Border.
In order to liberate the city of Carei, a big envelopment movement was planned, with four divisions of 6th Army Corps, while the 2nd Army Corps together with the 11th Infantry Division were to attack the enemy displaced in Satu-Mare from the South. The attack was launched in the evening of October 24, and the troops of the 34th and the 40th Infantry Regiments engaged street fights in the same night. On October 25, in the morning, the city of Carei was liberated.

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