This Day in World War 1 History: MARCH 27, 1918 : BESSARABIA ANNEXED BY ROMANIA
On March 27, 1918, in the wake of Russia’s withdrawal from World War I and its acceptance of the humiliating peace terms set by the Central Powers at Brest-Litovsk, the Balkan republic of Romania annexes Bessarabia, a strategically important area of land located on its eastern border and bounded on the south by the Danube River and the mouth of the Black Sea. Ruled by Ottoman Turks from the 16th century, Bessarabia (which today corresponds to the republic of Moldova and part of Ukraine) was…
Rural Romania: Wolf People in Sheep's Clothing - Smit & Palarczyk
[ROMANIA.MARAMURES 23.658] ’Warm feet.’ Warmed by ‘opinchi’, shoes made after a medieval design, shepherd Ileana Petran is braiding a new woolen belt for her shoulder bag. Photo Mick Palarczyk.