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Dardanelles campaign (1915-1916)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 688 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), [Mar] 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/117-119
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Admiralty minute on naval operations in the Dardanelles on 6-7 Mar [carbon].

Dates: [Mar] 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Mar] 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/120-122
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Admiralty minute on attack on the four principal forts guarding the Dardanelles [carbon].

Dates: [Mar] 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Apr] 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/123-132
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Admiralty and War Office statement on progress of operations in the Dardanelles from 25-29 Apr, particularly account of Gallipoli landings [carbon].

Dates: [Apr] 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/35-39
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Amiralty to Rear-Admiral John de Robeck, Naval C. in C,. Dardanelles, on his suggestion to abandon the original plan for the naval forcing of the Dardanelles, and to use the whole military force available, whish would not be available until 14 Apr [handwritten draft, not sent - Lord Fisher (1st Sea Lord) had threatened to resign if the telegram was sent. WSC modified it and the redrafted version (CHAR 13/65) was sent on 24 Mar.].

Dates: 23 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Mar] 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/40-42
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Minute from the Director of Transports, Admiralty, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on transport of troops to the Dardanelles, reporting that one Division was delayed by 24 hours by War Office action and half a Division was delayed a further 24 hours by labour difficulties [typescript copy].

Dates: [Mar] 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/44
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Admiralty minute on artillery in the Dardanelles, typescript, initialled by WSC and Lord Fisher.

Dates: 01 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/62-63
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to the Italian Minister of Marine, confirming that four British Battleships and four Light cruisers under the command of Rear-Admiral Cecil Thursby would leave the Dardanelles for service in the Adriatic as soon as they had been relieved by French ships [carbon].

Dates: 14 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/67
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Major-General Archibald Paris, appreciation of the work of the Royal Naval Division in the Dardanelles.

Dates: 18 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/68
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Telegram from Major-General Archibald Paris, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanks for his appreciation of the work of the Royal Naval Division in the Dardanelles.

Dates: 18 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/72
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanking him for telegram, and support for the Squadron in the Dardanelles [carbon].

Dates: 28 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [May] 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/73-87
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Statement by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty on the resignation of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher as 1st Sea Lord, mainly over the Dardanelles [carbon].

Dates: [May] 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/52/46-47
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Letter from Captain Neston Diggle, Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi, Malta, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, account of landing at Fort Sidd-el-Bahr, in the Dardanelles, at which he was wounded and 50% of is men killed.

Dates: 12 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/52/49-51
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Telegram from WSC to Vice Admiral John de Robeck, Naval C. in C., Dardanelles, on naval and troop movements [handwritten copy, initialled by WSC].

Dates: 12 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/52/61
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister, on statement by Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, that he had been against the Dardanelles all along. Stating that Fisher had agreed in writing to every executive telegram, and that he was "attached to the old boy" but that there would probably come a time them the Admiral and General on the spot would wish to run a risk with the fleet for a "great and decisive action", stating that if he agreed he would sanction it,...
Dates: 14 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/52/79
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Telegram from WSC to John S Churchill, on Lord Fisher's resignation as 1st Sea Lord, largely on Dardanelles questions, and his own departure from the Admiralty, stating that ther two friends (Vice Admiral John de Robeck and Gen Sir Ian Hamilton) would be supported and should not be disheartened [handwritten copy].

Dates: May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 23 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/52/104
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Telegram from WSC to John S Churchill, on his departure from the Admiralty, reporting that he had accepted post of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, with a seat in the Cabinet and War Council, enabling him to "watch over the Dardanelles....Although I am down the policy goes on and will be well supported" [handwritten copy, initialled by WSC].

Dates: 23 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/52/110
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Letter from WSC to Arthur Balfour, his successor as First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he was leaving him with one task of great difficulty, the protection of the Dardanelles Fleet against submarine attack, also wishing hin success in his new appointment [handwritten copy, signed by WSC].

Dates: 26 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/12-14
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Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to the Prime Minister, Lord Kitchener, War Office and Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Office, enclosing details of concentration for attack on the Dardanelles [handwritten, initialled by WSC].

Dates: 25 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/35
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Admiralty Chief Censor's Intercepted Message from Davitts, Geneva to "Daily Express", London, reporting that six Austro-German submarines accompanied b torpedo boats left Pola, bound for the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 02 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/41
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Telegram from French Ministry of Marine to French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London, stating that they would do everything possible to secure a steamer to carry British aircraft from Marseillles to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 12 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/43
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Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Phaeton", [carrying Gen Sir Ian Hamilton and his Staff to the Dardanelles], asking for time of expected arrival at Lemnos [typescript copy].

Dates: 16 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/96
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Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, on escort of ammunition ship "Carmania" to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 08 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/105
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Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Malta to Admiralty, reporting that the French Cruiser "Ernest Renan" had been attacked by a German submarine off Cape Bon. Stating his opinion that there were now three enemy submarines in the Mediterranean, threatening the rear of the Dardanelles Fleet [typescript copy].

Dates: 16 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/130
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, on german submarine menace in the Aegean Sea [typescript copy].

Dates: 29 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/48/24-25
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War], on fixing a date for the military attack on the Dardanelles, and approving the choice of General Sir Ian Hamilton as Commander-in-Chief. [Typescript copy; further copy at CHAR 13/48/30-32].

Dates: 04 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open