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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), 28 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/56/57-59
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Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, predicting "something big" brewing in the North Sea, and the need to recall ships from the Dardanelles [typescript].

Dates: 28 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/56/60-62
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Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty on Naval Operations in the Dardanelles [typescript].

Dates: 27 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/4-5
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Memorandum by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on the probability of Italy joining the Allied cause in the next few days. Suggesting that attack on the Dardanelles be postponed, as failure could have a most prejudicial effect on Italy's conduct.

Dates: 08 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/10
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Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his "upbraiding letter" on Fisher's lack of support for the Dardanelles operations.

Dates: 12 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/17
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Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on rumour that Gen Sir Ian Hamilton in the Dardanelles had carte blanche to send for more troops from Egypt.

Dates: 27 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/18-22
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Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, enclosing formal memorandum setting out his views on the Dardanelles. Stating that he had "looked with misgiving on the steady drain of our Naval force to the Dardanelles" over the past four months, and that a purely Naval action, unsupported by the Army , "would merely lead to heavy loss of ships and invaluable men".

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/23
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, statng that he would never put forward a plan to "rush" the Dardanelles, and that he agreed with the views expressed in Fisher's memo of 11 May. Stating that they were now "committed to one of the greatest amphibious enterprises of history. You are now committted . Comradeship, resource, firmness, patience all in the highest degree will be needed to carry the matter through to victory.....I beg...
Dates: 11 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/24
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Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his opposition to a Naval attack on thge Dardanelles without military support [handwritten, with handwritten annotation by WSC].

Dates: 12 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/25-26
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Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, due to opposition to WSC's policy on the Dardanelles [handwritten draft].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/27
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Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, offering his resignation as 1st Sea Lord "I find it increasingly difficult to adjust myself to the increasingly daily requirements of the Dardanelles to meet yr views - As you truly said yesterday I am in the position if continually veto-ing yr proposals", stating that he was leaving for Scotland to avoid all questioning.

Dates: 15 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/71/27-28
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Australian Navy Board, on use of HMS "Australia" as Flagship of the 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron in the North Sea. Also commenting on successful initial attack on the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 21 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/71/49
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Telegram from Admiralty to Australian Navy Board, on the loss of submarine A.E.2 in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/162
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting experimental bombardment of Turkish trenches and wire entanglements [typescript copy].

Dates: 14 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/163
Scope and Contents Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting meeting with Lt.-Col Henry Napier, (Temp. Military Attache, Sofia, Bulgaria), Gerald Fitzmaurice (formerly British Consul, Constantinople [Istanbul]) and General Sir Ian Hamilton, who suggested that Bulgaria would probably join the Allies against Turkey at an early date, and suggested postponement of operations until Bulgaria was ready. Reporting that Hamilton was firmly against postponement...
Dates: 17 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/164
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, on proposed attack on Budrum [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/165
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, stating that the best way to bring Bulgaria into the war on the Allied side would be to make a successful attack on the Dardanelles, approving decision not to postpone operations [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/166
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting the loss of Submarine E.15, wrecked off Kephez Point while attempting passage of the Dardanelles. Stating that Submarine E.6 had been ordered to torpedo the wreck and if unsuccessful a destroyer would attempt to destroy it. [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/167
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting safe return of Submarine B.6, having torpedoed and sunk a Turkish tug. Also reporting bombardment of Taifurkeuia by HMS "Lord Nelson" and seaplane attack onthe town of Gallipoli [typescript copy].

Dates: 17 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/168
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting that Submarine E.14 would attempt passage of the Straits on the first favourable day [typescript copy].

Dates: 18 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/169
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting meeting of all principal officers, which decided that operations would start on Friday 23 April, weather permitting [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/171-172
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty. on Turkish attempts to salvage the British submarine E.15 on Kephez Point, praising the work of Lt-Cdr Eric Robinson, who attempted to destroy the submarine, recommending his promotion to Commander [typescript copy].

Dates: 20 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/173
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that the weather had improved sufficiently for transports, tugs and lighters to leave Mudros, and that the attack would start before dawn on 25 Apr [typescript copy].

Dates: 23 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/174
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that operations had commenced and the weather was favourable [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/175-177
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, account of Gallipoli landings on 25 Apr [typescript copy].

Dates: 26 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/179-181
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, situation report at 0200 hrs, following Gallipoli landings [typescript copy] [.

Dates: 27 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open