1917, abdication, Aleksei Brusilov, Baghdad, English Channel, France, Germany, Grand Duke Michael, Grand Duke Nicholas, Great Britain, Iraq, Mikhail Alekseyev, mines, monarchy, Mushaidie, occupation, Operation Alberich, Ottoman Empire, Royal Navy, Russia, Russian Army, Russian Revolution, Sailly-Saillisel, sinking, St Pierre Vaast Wood, Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarevich, Turkey
British progress on 2½-miles front between St. Pierre Vaast Wood and Saillisel. Turkish position at Mushaidie, 20 miles north of Baghdad, captured. British destroyer sunk by a mine in the Channel. Generals Ruzsky, Brusiloff, and their armies adhere to the Provisional Government, which demands the abdication of the Tsar; the Grand Duke Nicholas and General Alexeieff ask him to comply; the Tsar abdicates for himself and his son, and names his brother, Grand Duke Michael, as Regent.