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Dardanelles campaign (1915-1916)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 675 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 17 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/93
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Telegram from Rear-Admiral John De Robeck, Tenedos, to Admiralty, reporting on good aerial reconnaissance of the Dardanelles minefields [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/94
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Rear-Admiral John De Robeck, on his appointment as command the Dardanelles Fleet, orders to execute Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden's plan to attack entrance forts, "provided he thought that plans were wise and practicable. Asking him to report day to day, and to work in closest harmony with General Sir Ian Hamilton [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/95
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on meeting with General Sir Ian Hamilton. Stating that no joint action could be contemplated pending results of attack on the Narrows [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/96
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his appointment to command the Dardanelles fleet, stating that he was in full agreement with the plans, and that operations would commence on 19 Mar, weather permitting [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/97
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that the weather was fine and that attack on the Narrows was about to begin [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/98-99
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on attack on the Narrows.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/100
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on attack on the Narrows [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/101
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John de Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Inflexible" had been struck by a mine [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/102
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John de Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on condition of HMS "Inflexible" and the French battleship "Gaulois" [typescript copy].

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 13/65/103
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Telegram from French Ministry of Marine, Paris to French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London, on British and French losses in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/104
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Telegram from Admiralty to Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, regretting losses in resolute attack on the Narrows, and sending "Their Lordships' approbation" of the conduct of the British and French Fleets. Reporting that "Implacable" and "Queen" would join him very soon, and that "London" and "Prince of Wales" would sail that night [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/105
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on condition of HMS "Inflexible", which had been struck by a mine. Also on plan for re-organisation of minesweeping programme [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/106-107
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on condition of HMS "Inflexible", and other ships damages in attack on the Narrows [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/108-111
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on condition of ships damaged in attack on the Narrows, praising the gallantry of the French squadron under Rear-Admiral Guepratte [typescript copy].

Dates: 20 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/112-113
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on damage to forts from Naval bombardment [typescript copy].

Dates: 21 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/114
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on preparations for minesweeping operations [typescript copy].

Dates: 21 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/115
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting that officers and men of lost ships would be sent home at the first opportunity [typescript copy].

Dates: 21 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/116
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on meeting with General Sir Ian Hamilton and Major-General William Birdwood, who had stated that the army would not be in a position to undertake any military operations before 14 Apr. He also discusses the plan to land a force inside the Dardanelles to destroy guns guarding the Straits. [typescript copy].

Dates: 23 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/118
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that no operations were possible due to strong NE wind. Also reporting on repairs to HMS "Inflexible" [typescript copy].

Dates: 24 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/119-122
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, stating that it was clear that the army should prepare to attack the Kilid Bahr plateau at the earliest opportunity, and that the Admiralty had to decide whether the time had come to abandon the naval plan of forcing the Dardanelles without military assistance "It may be necessary to accept the check of he 18th as decisive and to admit that the task is beyond our powers" [typescript copy].

Dates: 24 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/124
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that he did not consider the defeat on 18 Mar decisive, but that he considered that a combined operation was essential to "obtain great results and object of campaign" [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/125-128
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he did not consider the defeat of 18 Mar to be decisive, but that he felt that a combined operation would have the best chance of success. Giving options for Combined Operations [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/129
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, accepting his reasons for proposing a combined operation, and stating that he intended him to remain in command irrespective of the recovery Vice Admiral Sackville Carden [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/130
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, asking what action the Fleet would take if the army was checked at Kilid Bahr, and asking him not to be vexed by WSC's enquiries "the only thing is to win".

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/131
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Telegram from Naval Base, Mudros to Admiralty requesting increase in supply of ordnance to 1000 6 inch and 2000 12 pounder shrapnel shells per day, for use supporting military operations in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 28 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open