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Telegram from Lord Kitchener to Lieutenant-General Sir John Maxwell stating that it would not be advisable to land a force on the Gallipoli peninsula until the naval operations for the reduction of the forts have been successful, and that General Sir William Birdwood and Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden should consult together and Birdwood should report his conclusions about the use of troops in the Dardanelles. Printed copy. Telegram from Lieutenant-General Sir John Maxwell to Lord Kitchener asserting the need for the military authorities to take the initiative in view of Carden's recent "helpless" telegram and suggesting that a force be landed at Bessika Bay and an advance be made up the Asiatic side of the straits. Printed copy.
- 24 Feb 1915
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