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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: correspondence mainly about the Dardanelles Expedition., Apr 1915 - Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/43A-B

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Correspondents include: Josiah Wedgwood, General Sir Ian Hamilton, Commander of Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (4), Kenneth Dundal and Harold Cawley on their personal experiences of events at the Dardanelles; Maurice Hankey [Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence] on his responsibility for policy on the Dardanelles expedition; "Freddie" [Frederick Guest]; Major General Charles Callwell [Director of Military Operations at the War Office] (10) on subjects including movements of Turkish troops and the likelihood of a German attack on Servia [Serbia]; Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War] on sending troops (2); Robert Cecil [Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs] (6); Edward Carson (2); J L Garvin (2); Pieter Geyl and Lord Crewe on WSC's interview for Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant; Captain Roger Keyes [Chief of the Staff Eastern Mediterranean Squadron] on WSC's resignation as First Lord of the Admiralty; Charles Macara on miners' strikes; Eric Drummond on [Eleutherios] Venizelos [Prime Minister of Greece]; Herbert Creedy on troop numbers; Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge] on behalf of King George V; Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on army recruitment (3); Charles Addison on the production of weaponry including the Stokes gun; Robert Donald, editor of the Daily Chronicle; J A Spender (4) on subjects including the Naval Air Service; [2nd Lord] Esher [earlier Reginald Brett] on the siege of Antwerp [Belgium].Also includes WSC's Cabinet paper on the Mediterranean fleet and copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to [Lord] French [later 1st Lord Ypres, Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces in France], David Lloyd George [Minister of Munitions] on war policy, three letters to Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] .Other subjects include: casualty figures for the Dardanelles expedition, troop movements and weaponry requirements.


  • Apr 1915 - Oct 1915

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