World War One Diary for Thursday, February 21, 1918:
France: Patton writes from Langres ‘… I get requests … to transfer into tanks nearly daily’.
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.
Palestine – Fall of Jericho: Wellington NZ Regiment squadron rides to Dead Sea. British casualties 510 for 144 PoWs and 8 MGs.
North Sea: King George V visits Harwich Force (new flagship cruiser Curacoa).
Adriatic: Austrian U-23 sunk by Italian torpedo boat Airone off Valona.
Germany: Government accepts Finn request for intervention.