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Diary February 14, 1918

Soldiers of the new Red Army
Soldiers of the new Red Army.
World War One Diary for Thursday, February 14, 1918:

Eastern Front

USSR – RED ARMY FORMED (Decree published on February 23): Volunteer force, commanders to get 4 months basic training at four cities.

Middle East

Palestine: British XX Corps prelim 2-mile advance on 6-mile front occupies two villages northeast of Jerusalem.

Secret War

Western Mediterranean: U-35 lands 2 agents and 12 cases of anthrax germs (immediately seized) off Cartagena, Spain.

Politics

Canada: Death of British Ambassador to Washington Sir Cecil Spring­-Rice at Ottawa. Lord Reading (arrived February 11) succeeds.

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