The peace treaty of Brest between Germany and Soviet Russia

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03. March 1918

After Tallinn was captured, German troops continued to Eastern-Estonia.
On February 26, 1918, Rakvere fell; on February 28, battles between the Bolsheviks and Germans took place near Sompa railway station, and on March 1, near Jõhvi.

On March 2-3, fighting continued in Vaivara and near Narva, where 1000-men group of seamen had been sent from Petrograd.

On March 3, 1918, Soviet Russia signed the treaty with the Central Powers in Brest-Litovsk, transferring Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, large part of Belarus and Ukraine to Germany. Hence, in the early morning of March 4, Russian troops left Narva. German occupation began in the newly declared Estonian Republic,lasting until the end of First World War, on November 11, 1918.

Sources: Eesti ajalugu. VI, Vabadussõjast taasiseseisvumiseni. Tartu: Ilmamaa, 2005
Õie Elango, Ants Ruusmann ja Karl Siilivask. Eesti maast ja rahvast: Maailmasõjast maailmasõjani. Tallinn: Olion, 1998
Eesti ajalugu: kronoloogia. Tallinn: Olion, 2007
Eesti ajaloo atlas. Tallinn: Avita, 2006.                                                                                                     Image sources:

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