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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.
In the foreground, a dog scowls at the photographer.
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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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The Spanish Flu struck during the summer of 1918. Some [Germans?] thought it was a new weapon of war. By the time it had run its course in 1919???, it had killed more people than the war itself did.

An unpleasant flu in the spring of 1918, it turned deadly by the autumn.