Diary February 20, 1918

German troops enter a Russian city

German troops enter a Russian city.

World War One Diary for Wednesday, February 20, 1918:

Eastern Front

Germans march into Minsk and Hapsal (Estonia, via Gulf of Riga ice), have now taken over 1,500 guns and 9,000 PoWs.

Middle East

Persia: Dunsterville leaves Enzeli for Hamadan just before 3,000 Reds land from Baku to arrest him. He cables CIGS on February 26, that a brigade will secure British interests.

Sea War

Baltic: Germans form task force at Kiel of 3 battleships, 3 cruisers and 4 torpedo boats (Rear-Admiral Meurer) to support Finland intervention.

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