18 Feb 1918
  • Lockhart, the British unofficial emissary to the Bolsheviks, held his first meeting with Trotsky. His encouraging report back to London, England, United Kingdom indicated that the latter appeared to hold great bitterness towards the Germans. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Robert Greim achieved his 8th kill over France. ww2dbase [Robert von Greim | CPC]
  • The Central Powers, unable to break the deadlock in the peace talks at Brest-Litovsk, Russia (now in Belarus), ordered their forces to move forward and occupy the territories that they were demanding under the peace terms. The German offensive took the Bolsheviks completely by surprise and an Anglo-French offer of military aid was readily accepted in Petrograd, Russia, even by a reluctant Lenin who realised that the renewed conflict with Germany was a major setback to the Bolshevik revolution. ww2dbase [Brest-Litovsk | AC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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