Timeline of March 1918

A German transport column moving forward along the Albert - Bapaume road during the "Operation Michael" offensive in late March 1918. From the German First World War Official Exchange Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image IWM Q60474, with my thanks.

A German transport column moving forward along the Albert – Bapaume road during the “Operation Michael” offensive in late March 1918. From the German First World War Official Exchange Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image IWM Q60474, with my thanks.

March 1918

DateEvents
1Treaty of peace and amity signed between Finnish Social Republic of Workmen and the Russian Federal Soviet Republic
2German forces capture Kiev
2A german force lands on Aaland Islands in Baltic at request of Finnish government
3Peace signed at Brest-Litovsk between Bolshevik Russia and Central Powers, Bulgaria and Turkey
4German forces occupy Narva in Estonia
5Signing at Buftea of preliminary peace treaty between Rumania and Central Powers, Bulgaria and Turkey
7First moonless night air raid by German aircraft over England
7Germany and Finland sign peace agreement
9British forces occupy Hit in Mesopotamia
9Peace treaty signed between Rumania and Russia
10British hospital ship "Guildford Castle" survives attack by German submarine in Bristol Channel
12Turkish forces recapture Erzerum
13German forces occupy Odessa on the Black Sea
15 German government proclaims protectorate over Courland
17German forces capture Nicolayev in South Russia
18Entente governments formally refuse to recognise German-Russian peace treay
21German Armies launch major offensive "Operation Michael" (sometimes called "Kaiserschlacht") against British Fifth and Third Armies
21British in Palestine force crossing of the River Jordan
21Clash between British and German destroyers in North Sea
23Paris is shelled by a long range German gun located 75 miles away at Crepy-en-Valois
24Peronne and Bapaume fall into German hands as "Operation Michael" succeeds in pressing British Armies westward
24Fighting at Es Salt in Palestine
25Noyon is captured by German forces during "Operation Michael"
25German airship raid on Naples, starting from coast of Dalmatia
26The towns of Albert, Roye and Chaulnes all fall into German hands as "Operation Michael" proceeds
26Fighting at Khan Baghdadi in Mesopotamia
26Crisis meeting at Doullens: Allies agree to appoint General Foch as "Generalissimo", co-ordinating Allied armies in France
27Germans capture Montdidier as the "Operation Michael" advance continues
27First British attack at Amman in Palestine
28Second German offensive "Operation Mars", against British Third Army in Arras area, suffers defeat
29German forces captuire Poltava in South Russia

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