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Dardanelles campaign (1915-1916)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 671 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 23 Mar 1915

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

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

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

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

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

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), [May] 1915

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), 20 Jan 1915

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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(Untitled), 28 Mar 1915

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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