Russian machine gunners near Brest-Litovsk in Many Russian units disintegrated in rout or desertion during the Great Retreat of but others fought determined and desperate last stands to buy time for their comrades.
On March 3, 1918, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk is signed & takes Russia out of WWI. From the treaty, Russia surrendered more than 290,000 square miles of land & quarter of its population. The territory held a quarter of the nation's industry & 90% of its coal mines. However, on November 5, Germany renounced the treaty due to constant radical publicity coming from Russia. With German approval of the truce, the Bolsheviks negated the treaty & the independence of Poland and Finland is accepted.
TANKS OF GERMANY - POWER AND STRENGTH.Caught on camera in the thick of battle is Wiking Division Panzergrenadiere in Sd. 251 armoured half-tracks storming an unidentified village between Bialystok and Brest-Litovsk, July
Reunión de la delegación rusa llegó a negociar la paz, 1 dic 1917 hasta 31 en 1918, en la provincia de Grodno, Brest-Litovsk .. Conclusión de un tratado de paz con representantes de los países de la Unión Cuádruple (Alemania, Austria-Hungría, Bulgaria y Turquía). Con la 9 (22) en diciembre de 1917 al 3 de marzo de 1918 en Brest-Litovsk producido conversaciones de paz entre la Unión Soviética y Alemania, cuyos resultados se firmó el Brest-Litovsk entre Rusia Soviética y las potencias…
“German soldier kissing Russian female soldier (back when Germany and the Soviet Union were World War II allies), Brest-Litovsk, Poland, September ”
German Lieutenant General Heinz Guderian and Soviet Brigadier General Semyon Krivoshein watch German units pass by during the joint German-Soviet victory parade. Brest-Litovsk, Poland (now Brest,Belarus), 22.9.1939.
https://flic.kr/p/BCWbzP | Caught on camera in the thick of battle is Wiking Division Panzergrenadiere in Sd.Kfz. 251 armoured half-tracks storming an unidentified village between Bialystok and Brest-Litovsk, July 1944. | Info & photo: Edwin Small
TIL That the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk gave Germany and her allies a "territory that included a quarter of the population and industry of the former Russian Empire and nine-tenths of its coal mines." 8 months before Germany lost the war