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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), 04 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/48/37
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Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary], stating that Eleutherios Venizelos [Prime Minister of Greece] should be told that the Royal Navy intended to force the Dardanelles without military assistance. If so, the Turks on the Gallipoli peninsula would be cut off and could be reduced at leisure, and Greek military movements should be decided in relation to these facts. [Hand-written, initialled by WSC, annotated "not sent"].

Dates: 04 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/48/41-45
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War], on the transport of troops from Egypt to the Dardanelles, and the results for reinforcements for India and Iraq. WSC also mentions the claims of Russia on Constantinople [later Istanbul, Turkey] and progress in attacks on forts in the Dardanelles. [2 copies].

Dates: 06 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/48/74-75
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Letter from Frederick Butler [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] to James Masterton-Smith [Private Secretary to WSC], on the concerns of the Australian Government at the detention of Australian transports for special service at the Dardanelles.

Dates: 11 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/48/76
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] on the importance of General Sir Ian Hamilton [Commander, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force] getting to Lemnos [Greece] at the earliest possible moment, as naval operations [at the Dardanelles] might depend on military assistance at any time. [Hand-written copy].

Dates: 11 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/48/77
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Letter from Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, to WSC, sending on a copy of a telegram from the Grand Duke Nicholas [Russian War Minister] on the Dardanelles [see CHAR 13/48/67-68], and stating that he wished that the Russian Army would "play up a bit", as they seemed to do nothing but complain about the number of Germans in front of them.

Dates: 11 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/127
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Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary], sending a message to be forwarded to the Grand Duke Nicholas [Russian Minister of War], on the progress of the attack on the Dardanelles. WSC suggests that the Russian Black Sea Fleet should prepare to come to the entrance of the Bosphorus, with any troops that could be spared. [Hand-written copy].

Dates: 27 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/49/10
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Telegram from Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War] to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, advising that no large scale operations should be attempted in the Dardanelles until the 29th Division had arrived. [Typescript copy].

Dates: 13 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/8
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Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, orders for HMS "Inflexible" to proceed to Malta for repairs before she relieved "Indefatigable" in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 16 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/9
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Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, to Admiralty, reporting that repairs to HMS "Inflexible" would be completed by 19 Jan, asking if she should proceed directly to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 17 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/10
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Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, orders for HMS "Inflexible" to proceed to the Dardanelles, as soon as repairs were completed [typescript copy].

Dates: 17 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/14
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Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Superintendent, Malta, orders for HMS "Indefatigable" to be back in the Dardanelles by 12 Feb after refit [typescript copy].

Dates: 26 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/18
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Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, reporting that HMS "Queen Elizabeth" should join the flag of Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 07 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/21
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Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Superintedent, Malta, on escort of HMS "Queen Elizabeth" to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 15 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [May] 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/88
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Telegram from the Admiralty to Vice Admiral John De Robeck, on precaution against attack by submarines in the Dardanelles [carbon].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/89-90
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Admiralty minute to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, report on the Turkish Forts in the Dardanelles.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/95
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Minute from WESC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Lord Kitchener, War Office, on military operations in the Dardanelles [handwritten, unsigned].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/123-127
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John de Robeck, on naval and military operations in the Dardanelles, and the possible abandonment of naval plan to force the Dardanelles without the aid of a large army [carbon].

Dates: [May] 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/56/14
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Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, urging the recall of the Grand Fleet of HMS "Blenheim" and the Destroyer flotilla from the Dardanelles, stating that the Turkish Naval Force was "quite a negligible quantity", and French Destroyers and Submarines could be called upon to deal with it.

Dates: 20 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/56/46
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Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the Dardanelles, but also reminding him "not to let our eyes be too much off the main theatre".

Dates: 19 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/56/47
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Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, commenting on the 28 destroyers and torpedo boats in the Dardanelles, " a much bigger proportion than we have at home" suggesting that the French be asked to send more destroyers and light cruisers.

Dates: 20 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/56/50
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Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord,on the Prime Minister's disappointment that the Admiralty had not sent Vice Admiral John de Robeck a definite order to go on with his attack on the Dardanelles [handwritten, initialled by WSC].

Dates: 25 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/56/53
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Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, agreeing to refer the question of Borkum to Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson, also on the Dardanelles.

Dates: 31 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/56/54
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List of the British Naval Force in the Dardanelles [in the hand of Lord Fisher].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/56/55
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Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on need to receive a full statement from the War Office on the action to be taken by the Army in the Dardanelles, concluding "We cannot go back now" [handwritten copy].

Dates: 28 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/56/56
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Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sending two papers to WSC, on the Dardanelles.

Dates: 29 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open