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(Untitled), 02 Feb 1915 - 03 Feb 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/74/55

Scope and Contents

Memorandum by the Chief of the Admiralty War Staff [Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver] on plans for the bombardment of the Dardanelles forts (2 February). Sent with covering note by WSC to [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon], Lord Kitchener and Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour]. With note by Grey that the forcing of the straits will discourage the planned Austro-German offensive against Serbia (2 February), and note of agreement by Lord Kitchener (3 February). Printed. Another copy at CHAR 2/81/12.


  • Creation: 02 Feb 1915 - 03 Feb 1915

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1 folio(s)

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Published: Winston S Churchill III, p 277 (part); Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume III, Part 1, pp 478-81


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