Diary February 21, 1918

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US Tank Corps recruting poster.

World War One Diary for Thursday, February 21, 1918:

Western Front

France: Patton writes from Langres ‘… I get requests … to transfer into tanks nearly daily’.

Eastern Front

USSR: Lenin asks Sverdlov to form Revolutionary Defence Committee against Germans who take Rechitsa west of Gomel.
Don: Kornilov’s 3000-strong Volunteer Army evacuates Rostov in night February 21-22, as several Red columns converge on it.

Middle East

Palestine – Fall of Jericho: Wellington NZ Regiment squadron rides to Dead Sea. British casualties 510 for 144 PoWs and 8 MGs.

Sea War

North Sea: King George V visits Harwich Force (new flagship cruiser Curacoa).
Adriatic­: Austrian U-23 sunk by Italian torpedo boat Airone off Valona.

Politics

Germany: Government accepts Finn request for intervention.

Call of War
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