Dardanelles campaign (1915-1916)
Found in 671 Collections and/or Records:
Telegram from Admiralty, to Robinson, Finance, Cairo, on movement of 20,00 troops from Egypt to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].
Telegram from Robinson, Finance, Cairo, to Admiralty, on movement of 20,00 troops from Egypt to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].
Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, orders to send cruisers "Euryalus" and "Bacchante" to help with the defence of the Suez Canal [typescript copy].
Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that ships could not be spared for the defence of the Suez Canal [typescript copy].
Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, reporting that the French were sending three ships to assist with the defence of the Suez Canal [typescript copy].
Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar to Admiralty, reporting that repairs to HMS "Inflexible" would be completed by 19 Jan, askig if she should proceed directly to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].
Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar confirming that HMS "Inflexible" sould proceed directly to the Dardanelles on completion of repairs [typescript copy].
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].
Telegram from Admiralty to Australian Navy Board, on the loss of submarine A.E.2 in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].
Letter from WSC to Lord Kitchener on the preparation of transports to the Dardanelles for the 29th Division and the need for the French Division to come to Lemnos in view of the absence of British regulars. Printed copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/81/17.
Letter from WSC to Lord Kitchener suggesting that 20 March be fixed on as the date for the landing of troops after the initial naval operations at the Dardanelles and approving the appointment of General Sir Ian Hamilton to the command of the military operations. Printed copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/81/18.
Letter in French from Victor Augagneur, French Minister of Marine, to WSC agreeing with the plans for the Dardanelles operations set out in a recent memorandum from WSC and giving details of the relevant French naval dispositions. With notes that the letter was seen by [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] and Lord Kitchener, and that it is satisfactory to WSC. Printed copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/81/14.
Letter from J L Garvin (9 Greville Place, [London]) to WSC on the amendments made by [Lord Fisher, earlier Sir John Fisher] to the evidence he proposes to present to the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry and Fisher's continued belief that it is still possible to carry out a naval action in the Baltic and an attack on the Dardanelles as outlined by Fisher in his letter to WSC of 3 January 1915.
"Lord Fisher's narrative of his connection with the Dardanelles Operations." [Lord Fisher, earlier Sir John Fisher]. Typescript.
Letter from Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] to Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] describing certain incidents not recorded in writing which should feature in the published papers about the Dardanelles and Gallipoli operations, mentioning documents which should be included and suggesting that only a precis of his memorandum on general naval policy of January 1915 should be published. Typescript copy.
Letter from WSC (41 Cromwell Road) to Lord Cromer asking for his evidence to the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry to be amended to make it clear that he favoured the military attack after the naval operation was abandoned and that the matter was discussed in Cabinet. Copy in WSC' s hand.
Letter from WSC to Lord Cromer correcting the impression given by part of his statement to the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry that the Cabinet did not discuss, and were not kept informed about, the military attack. Printed copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/81/6.
Letter from [WSC] (41 Cromwell Road) to Edward Grimwood Mears denying Sir George Arthur's assertion that Lord Kitchener was opposed to the naval attack on the Dardanelles and complaining that the propagation of this idea by members of Kitchener's entourage has led to unjust attacks in the press on WSC. Annotated typescript copy.
Statement to the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry by Sir George Arthur that Lord Kitchener had protested against a naval attack on the Dardanelles unsupported by the army and that WSC had replied that the power of the guns of the "Queen Elizabeth" made a purely naval attack a practical proposition. Typescript copy.
Statement by [Lord Kitchener] to the War Council that he had doubted whether a purely naval attack on the Dardanelles would succeed but was led to believe it was possible by WSC's statements about the power of the 'Queen Elizabeth' and the Admiralty staff paper showing how the operations were to be conducted. He did not believe that once the army was in Gallipoli the 'Queen Elizabeth' would be withdrawn and he believes that this withdrawal will have serious consequences. Typescript copy.
"Remarks by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Wilson on the paper and evidence of Major-General [Thomas] Hickman". Argues against Hickman's assertion that high-angle fire rather than the use of low trajectory high velocity guns would be most suitable for the bombardment of the Dardanelles forts. Printed.
Extract from the minutes of the 96th meeting of the Committee of Imperial Defence on 18 February 1907 at which it was decided that an attempt to force the Dardanelles by a landing in Gallipoli would be very risky. Reprinted for the Committee on 5 September 1916.
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