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Richmond WW1 Diary 5 December

Armistice between Germany and Russia | The German government had been agitating to undermine the Russian rulers for some time. The withdrawal from the war of the huge Russian forces would release the Central Powers’ armies in the East and allow them to focus on winning the war on the Western Front. Despite the fact…

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Richmond WW1 Diary 18 March 1916

The Eastern Front The three major Allied Nations fought against the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey) on many different fronts, including at sea and in the air, and in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as well as Europe. For Britain and France the bulk of the fighting took place on the Western Front,…