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20 May 1918
  • Delegates from the seventy-odd troop trains spread out along the Trans-Siberian railway gathered at Chelyabinsk, Russia for a General Congress. The Czechs now learned, via the French Military Mission in Moscow, of the Allied intention to re-route the Legion units still west of Omsk to Archangel. The Congress decided that such a division of the Legion's strength was unacceptable and rejected the idea in the face of strong protests from the French representatives present. Meanwhile, Russian leader Leon Trotsky ordered all Bolshevik organizations along the Trans-Siberian railway to disarm the Czech legion. ww2dbase [AC]
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  • USS New Mexico was commissioned into service under the command of Captain Ashley Herman Robertson. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939