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Russia declares ceasefire (and the Central Powers?)

Postcard celebrating the ceasefire on the Eastern Front. The troops are Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and German. The flags are Austrian and Russian; the coat of arms and bunting German. Russia declared a ceasefire on December 15, 1917. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, ending Russia's involvement in the war, was signed on March 3, 1918 between Russia and the Central Powers.
In the foreground, a dog scowls at the photographer.
Text:
Waffenstillstand im Osten
Ceasefire in the East

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Postcard celebrating the ceasefire on the Eastern Front. The troops are Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and German. The flags are Austrian and Russian; the coat of arms and bunting German. Russia declared a ceasefire on December 15, 1917. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, ending Russia's involvement in the war, was signed on March 3, 1918 between Russia and the Central Powers.

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Waffenstillstand im Osten

Ceasefire in the East



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Russia declares ceasefire (and the Central Powers?) - shared declaration?

Russia doesn't agree to terms and hostilities resume. Japanese in far east?

1917-12-15