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(Untitled), 16 Jan 1915 - 18 Jan 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/74/51

Scope and Contents

Draft of an Admiralty note by WSC to the French government on the respective roles of British and French naval forces in the forthcoming attack on the Dardanelles forts and the seizure of Alexandretta (16 January). With related notes from James Masterton Smith to Lord Kitchener (16 January), and between WSC and Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (16 January). Grey believes the operation should be justified to Russia as a diversion to prevent Turkish pressure in the Caucasus. Annotated printed copy.


  • Creation: 16 Jan 1915 - 18 Jan 1915

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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume III, Part 1, pp 421-3


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