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  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk concluded (1918 Russia recognized indepence of Ukraine)

    03/03/2022 12:32:09 PM PST · by DFG · 20 replies ^ | 11/05/2009 | Editors
    On March 3, 1918, in the city of Brest-Litovsk, located in modern-day Belarus near the Polish border, Russia signs a treaty with the Central Powers ending its participation in World War I. snip By the terms of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Russia recognized the independence of Ukraine, Georgia and Finland; gave up Poland and the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to Germany and Austria-Hungary; and ceded Kars, Ardahan and Batum to Turkey. The total losses constituted 1 million square miles of Russia’s former territory; a third of its population or 55 million people; a majority of its coal,...
  • Tour de France Fan Will Face Trial for Role in Crash (IDENTIFIED, will be prosecuted)

    07/02/2021 8:53:47 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 98 replies
    nyt ^ | 7/2/2021 | Aurelien Breeden
    The spectator whose cardboard sign sent riders tumbling to the road was charged with reckless endangerment and involuntarily causing injuries. A Tour de France spectator on the side of the road held up a sign that hit the German rider Tony Martin. He fell and caused a pileup of dozens of more. [snip] Camille Miansoni, the prosecutor in Brest, France, who had opened an investigation into the case, said that the spectator, a 30-year-old French woman, had been released from police custody pending her trial. She turned herself in on Wednesday. The charges under consideration carry a possible one year...
  • ULUS-KERT: An Airborne Company's Last Stand

    03/01/2014 8:54:29 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies ^ | Michael D. Wilmoth, Peter G. Tsouras
    In four days of desperate fighting, from 29 February to 3 March 2000, a large force of Chechen fighters wiped out a Russian paratroop company in the harsh defiles and ridges of the Argun Gorge in the mountains of southern Chechnya. Although the battle was a catastrophic tactical defeat for the Russian airborne force, the company's stubborn defense to the last man and the concentration of Russian relief forces inflicted a strategic setback on the Chechens. The Russians stumbled into this catastrophe through poor unit leadership, but Russian blood and valor transformed it into victory. Hatred to the Bone In...
  • When an Army of Artists Fooled Hitler

    05/21/2013 4:54:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | May 21, 2013 | Leah Binkovitz
    <p>Mixing real tanks alongside the inflatable ones, the troops appeared to be assembling a massive attack. Their fake observation planes were so convincing, American pilots tried to land in the field next to them. When the offensive finally made its move across the Rhine, with General Dwight Eisenhower and Prime Minister Winston Churchill watching, they were met with little German resistance. The riverbanks were left for the taking and the Ghost Army earned a commendation for its success.</p>