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July 27, 1968

DIRECTIVE OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE FOR EXERCISE ‘OVERCAST SUMMER-68’

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    Directive describes how the military exercise Overcast Summer-68 ["Pochmurne Lato"] will transpire on August 1 on the border of Poland and Czechoslovakia from 28 July to 5 August 1968 and states the logistics of the exercise. Information includes what groups will be used, their commanding generals, equipment, and first aid materials. The document also details how communications between all parties involved will function, as well as signal words and numbers that are to be used under various situations. Directive is signed by Minister of Defense and General of Divisions, Wojciech Jaruzelski.
    "Directive of the Ministry of Defense for Exercise ‘OVERCAST SUMMER-68’," July 27, 1968, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Institute of National Remembrance or Instytut Pamieci Narodowej, IPN BU 02958/ 1. Translated for CWIHP from the original Polish by Jaroslaw Garlinski. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111893
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