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The story of the Russian revolution: from the archive, Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 16 March 1917

So far as can at present be judged, casualties among civilians amount to a few hundred, the great majority being wounded

Petrograd, Tuesday - The first duty of a British correspondent in these days of national upheaval is to assure our compatriots that “Russia is all right” as a friend, ally, and fighter. The fiery trials she is undergoing will only steel her heart and arms.

I have been day and night in the streets for the last three days; I have seen long queues of hungry men, women, and children at the bakers’, seen wanton firing with rifles and machine-guns, seen civil war in the main thoroughfares: but I have not heard a single word against the war.

The shortage of food, the lack of organisation and the neglect of the most elementary precautions are popularly ascribed to German influences. The word “provocation” was on the lips. These influences the Russians are resolved to exterminate.

The killing of Rasputin was the match which set fire to a vast heap of patriotic determination. Russia would deserve well of her Allies. She would give herself a chance.

The fire quickly spread, and ran from class to class, from caste to caste, from the civilians to the troops. It smouldered in Petrograd on Saturday, flamed up on Sunday, and became a conflagration yesterday. This morning I heard that its purpose had been achieved.

All the regiments in Petrograd have declared for the Duma and the people, and the Naval Barracks have been opened to enable the sailors to make common cause with the rest.

A Weak Fusilade - I live next to the English Church behind the English Quay. Up to the early hours of the morning bombs, guns, and the rattle of machine-guns and rifles were heard from Vassily Ostrov, which is across the Neva. They were the culminating salvoes of the national awakening.

Owing to the interruption of the tram service and the want of droshkies it would have been difficult personally to watch the successive events. Commander Locker-Lampson, however, placed his motor-car at my disposal on Saturday, and I drove slowly along the Nevsky Prospekt through crowds numbering tens of thousands, intermingled with cavalry, Cossacks, and patrols of infantry with fixed bayonets. The motor-car was driven by a soldier and was frequently stopped, but my explanation that I and my companion were British invariably evoked cheers and the heartiest good wishes.

Orders were suddenly given to use rifles and machine-guns. There were only a certain number of live cartridges in the belts of the machine-guns, but the crowds were so dense that many fell. As regards the riflemen, either a large number of blank cartridges were used or the shooting was intentionally bad.

The garden in front of the Kazan Cathedral was packed when a large force of Cossacks came up. All kneeled, and the Cossacks did not fire.

Guards Regiments Come Over - Several of the police, including a high official, were shot. The resentment of the people was directed especially against the police, for it had become known that a considerable proportion of the troops had already refused to fire. On Sunday some of the police sent to assist the military fired on the people, to the great indignation of the soldiery.

Sunday was a repetition of Saturday on a more extensive scale in various quarters of the town.

On Sunday night a secret meeting of the Duma was convened for Monday. The majority of the members had reached the Tauride Palace on foot.

The first thing in the morning several Guards regiments declared for the people, and some officers were killed. The Litovsky Regiment refused to fire, and the Volynsky, Pavlovsky, Preobrazhensky, Simeonoffsky, Keksholmsky, and other Guards, altogether 25,000 men, joined their comrades with their arms.

The arsenal, the artillery headquarters, was taken and the commandant killed.

Colonel Knox, the British Military Attache, who was at the arsenal at the time, was escorted to the British Embassy by a guard.

The fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul was also entered, and the prison was opened. The fortress is now the headquarters of the revolutionary forces. There are thousands of soldiers in the streets leading to the Duma, fraternising with the people.

Revenge on the Police - Tuesday evening - All the military and naval forces in Petrograd have now declared themselves on the side of the people, and troops from Kronstadt have arrived and joined their comrades, but so far they are not accompanied by many of their officers. The streets are now perfectly safe, although people with weak nerves are occasionally startled by exuberant firing in the air.

There has been a wholesale demolishing and burning of police stations in revenge for police in soldiers’ uniforms having manned machine-guns on the roofs of buildings such as the Imperial Marie Theatre and the Hotel Astoria, besides police stations and private houses, from which they also dropped grenades on the people.

Machine-gun fire was opened on the Naval Brigade from the roof of the Hotel Astoria, which since the war has been transformed into an hotel for officers, including British officers and other foreigners. The naval men retaliated with a sharp fusilade, broke into the hotel, arrested most of the Russian officers there, numbering some 200, and took them to the Duma. The foreigners in the hotel were treated with the greatest courtesy, and were transferred to quarters elsewhere.

Small mercy was shown to the police, who are believed to have been responsible for most of the casualties among the civilians. These, so far as can at present be judged, amount to a few hundred, the great majority being wounded. A military police force is now being organised.

Joyous Thanksgiving
A walk through the chief streets between eleven and one showed that there was everywhere the greatest animation. There were ceaseless outbursts of cheering. Sailors and Sisters of Mercy were especially popular. The sisters cheered back and threw kisses. It was a beautiful early spring day, which seemed to reflect the political hour and the mood of the populace. A feeling of the deepest thanksgiving for what has been accomplished with so little bloodshed fills all patriotic hearts.

Without a great change it was doubtful whether Russia could have finished her bit. She is determined to win with a determination which Germans will soon realise, and will remember and rue for long years to come. With a mighty effort Russia has burst her bonds.

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HANSARD → 16 March 1917 → Commons Sitting → REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA.

STATEMENT BY MR. BONAR LAW.

Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL At Question Time to-day, in answer to my right hon. Friend the Member for East Fife (Mr. Asquith), the Leader of the House said that if further information were received from Russia he would be glad to communicate it to the House in answer to a question at the time of adjournment. I beg now, on behalf of my right hon. Friend, to ask if the right hon. Gentleman has any statement on the subject to make?

Mr. BONAR LAW It will be remembered that, in the message which I read to the House last night on the abdication of the Czar and the establishment of a Regency, I was careful to read the exact words of the telegram, which were that the message had been received at the Embassy from the Duma. I noticed at the time, to my regret, it did not say it was from the President of the Duma, and of course I was well aware that the impression on the House would be that it was an accomplished fact. Since then we have received the following message: What was stated in my previous telegram does not appear to be quite accurate. The Emperor's abdication and the appointment of the Grand Duke Michael as Regent have not as yet been carried into effect, although decided upon by the Executive Committee. I have only to add that we have received another telegram to the effect that it is not known where the Czar is. That is all the information we have received on the subject. I am sure that the House will feel that in these circumstances our knowledge is so meagre that it is impossible to formulate an accurate estimate of what has taken place.

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NZ Tunnelling Company - NZETC War Diary - 16 March 1917

No 2 section moved again last night to new billets in Post Office. No 4 section moved to Post Office last night from old billets in St. Sauveur. Company Forward Headquarters moved last night to Arras Post Office from St. Sauveur. No 1 section moved into the cellars of Railway Offices in the Bouvelard Carnot. Officers have taken up quarters in the upper floors.

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Captain The Hon. IVAN CAMPBELL - died 16 March 1917

Age: 57
Regiment/Service: Special List late Royal Scots and Cameron Highlanders
Cemetery: Finlarig Mausoleum, KILLIN CEMETERY Spec. Memorial. Plot A.

He fought in the Egyptian Campaign in 1882
He fought in the Boer War between 1900 and 1901
He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders.2 He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots
Deputy Lieutenant, Argyllshire
Second Son of 6th Earl of Breadlbane
He was a member of H M Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms.
His son became the 8th Earl of Breadalbane and Holland

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Letter of condolence from Lieutenant Banham - 16 March 1916

9th Royal Sussex Regt
B E F
France
March 6th 1916

Dear Mrs Whitehouse,

I am so sorry I have not been able to write to you before but I have been unwell - I am your husband's platoon commander and I want to write to you to offer my sympathy in your heavy loss - Your husband at the time of his death was placed in a bombing post situated at one of the craters which the huns blew up on the 14th inst. A shell was dropped in the midst of his party, one of whom was wounded - the rest I fear killed - This war is awful and these terrible catastrophes make us wish all the more the whole affair was over.

Your husband was attached to the Battalion bombers - so I was not so very close to him - but I feel I have lost in him one of my best men. He was always so willing and cheery and whenever there was anything doing - he was always there.

I daresay you have heard from a great friend of his Pte. Warren. They were always inseparable - The whole Batt had a bad time - we lost many men and officers - at this time we can hardly realize what has happened. It is so little we can do in these matters - I only offer my sincerest sympathy and may god give you strength to bear this heavy loss - Your husband has made the supreme sacrifice - his life - and he has died a hero - no man can do more for his country than that.

My dear Mrs Whitehouse may you be given the strength to get through this trouble - The sympathy of all C Company's officers and men.

Yours very sincerely,

JJ Banham Lt.

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16 March 1916; Thursday | The Diary of Arthur L. Linfoot

16 March 1916; Thursday - Up at 7 o’clock. On fatigues as usual. Got out early and got the 5.15 train to Morpeth1. Black set me to the station. Betty waiting for me. We walked up by the river side2. It rained pretty heavily. Talked a bit nonsense. Sat beside a gate a good bit. I told her that I loved her, and asked her if she loved me and she said she did. I promised I would have nothing to do with girls and would not forget her, and she promised she would not forget me. She showed me the brooch I gave her. My train was prompt and so I had to leave her on the platform. I kissed her before I got into the train.

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Letter to Grant from Skinner, 16 March 1916

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).

Grant was a great friend of fellow musician and composer James Scott Skinner (1843-1927), a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music, often referred to as 'The Strathspey King'. This letter dated 16 March 1916 was sent to Grant by Skinner from the Darling's Regent Hotel, Edinburgh. In it, Skinner mentions his past and future concert commitments. He also gives details on the recent marriage of his son Manson, who is in Australia. He concludes with the news that 'Drumblair' has left £100,000. (William McHardy, Laird of Drumblair, was one of Skinner's benefactors. He made his money from engineering work in South Africa, before returning to live at Drumblair House, Forgue, by Huntly, Aberdeenshire.)

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Bristol Scout - Rebuilding Granddad's aircraft

16 March. Dickinson - Hauled out to do rounds at 9.15. wrote a long letter to mother and a few more to catch the mail. Nicholson and Portal came back from evening reconnaissance after being attacked by a Fokker which got a dozen bullets through planes, struts and carburetor! Thorold the escort had lost sight of the Henry and so failed to attack.

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16 March 1915 - WW1 Blog - Jersey Heritage

16 March 1915 - German POWs arrive in the Island - After weeks of excited speculation, the first German prisoners of war arrived in Jersey this week. On 20 March a ship bearing just under 600 of the enemy arrived in St Helier Harbour. Two days later another batch of around 400 joined them.

In the days beforehand, the local authorities had tried to keep the date and time of the prisoner’s arrival secret. But it was obvious from the preparations underway both in the POW camp and at the Brighton Road military hospital that something was imminent. As a result, a crowd of onlookers were present when the prisoners arrived, despite the early hour.

While Islanders have been curious about the enemy prisoners, many people’s feeling towards their camp in St Ouen’s Bay has been one of envy. Local contractors employed in its building and fitting out have reported that camp is a model construction. There are very well equipped kitchens, wash rooms and laundry facilities. The huts are heated, and supplied with quality mattresses and bedding. What’s more, the whole facility is lit by electricity – at a time when most people in the Island have no access to such modern power.

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Program cover for the 16 March 1915 Masque Ball of the White Rats Actors' Union of America, by James Montgomery Flagg

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The White Rats was a fraternal organization formed by vaudeville performers, led by George Fuller Golden, as a labor union to support the rights of male performers.[1] Women were not allowed to join. The White Rats attempted to combat the monopolistic practices of the United Booking Office (UBO) and the Vaudeville Managers Association (VMA), groups formed by vaudeville theater managers to keep performers' wages low and control when and where performers were allowed to work. (...)

The White Rats staged a strike in 1916 to protest poor treatment by vaudeville bookers. In retaliation, Vaudeville managers, led by Albee, created a blacklist that prevented any known members of the White Rats from working in any of the 10,000 to 15,000 theaters under his control. Performers often couldn't afford to be out of work, or to work at a reduced rate because of suspected union membership, and the strike collapsed within a year. The White Rats disbanded not long thereafter.

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Application to join the Irish Volunteers, 16 March, 1914

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ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: NICHOLAS II – 16 MARCH, 1913.

From the 1913 diary of Nicholas II:
16th March. Saturday. Was busy from 10 o’cl. until one. Did not take a walk. At breakfast were: Olga, Gavriil (on duty) and Fredericks. Both received Prince Golitzyn, Ditz and a deputation of huntsmen with congratulation for the 300th anniversary [of Romanov Dynasty]. Worked on ice with Marie. Towards the end Alexei came with V.N. Derevenko, like yesterday. After tea, read for a bit and at 6 1/2 went to vsenoshnaya with the removal of the Holy Cross. Archmandrite Shavelsky performed the service. In the evening studied for a long time.

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HANSARD → 16 March 1920 → Commons Sitting → BRITISH ARMY.

TROOPS IN RUSSIA.

Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state how many British troops there are in Russia, and what steps he is taking for their protection?

Sir A. WILLIAMSON The numbers of British troops in Russia are:—
Siberia, 103 all ranks.
South Russia, 1,750 all ranks, including the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
The Siberian Mission are all concentrated at Vladivostok and, are being withdrawn home, as facilities offer. In view of the presence of American, Czech and Japanese troops at Vladivostok, they are in no danger. As regards the Mission in South Russia, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member of the reply to the question of the hon. Member for Barnard Castle on the 8th March.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY May I ask how that agrees with the answer we have just received from the representative of the Foreign Office to the effect that we are at war with no State in Russia?

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