On this day, Fri Mar 09 06:50:05 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago

The German army begins a series of bombardments on the Western Front as they begin preparations for their great offensive. Germany knows that they must use their temporary advantage in manpower before the American build up eclipses them.

On this day, Sat Mar 03 17:01:20 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago

Germany and Russia sign a peace treaty at Brest-Litovsk.
Russia cedes a third of her pre-war population, vast swathes of territory and 90% of her coal producing regions. Germany can now move large quantities of men and material to the Western Front.