Dardanelles campaign (1915-1916)
Found in 675 Collections and/or Records:
Page from the Times including marked article describing the naval attack in the Dardanelles as "a legitimate war gamble". [Retained in connection with the proceedings against Lord Alfred Douglas arising from his claim that WSC misreported the Battle of Jutland to allow Jewish interests led by Sir Ernest Cassel to profit on the stock market].
Letter from T Taylor Heywood, journalist (11 Geneva Terrace, Rochdale, [Lancashire]) to WSC asserting that unless he explains who was responsible for the failure of the Dardanelles campaign many young Conservatives like Heywood will leave the party because it is allowing WSC back into its ranks.
Explanatory notes, for the Committee of Control on the Official Histories, by Lieutenant-General Sir Gerald Ellison on his history of the Gallipoli and Dardanelles campaign. Sent with CHAR 2/140/1.
Chapters 1-10 of Lieutenant-General Sir Gerald Ellison's history of the Gallipoli and Dardanelles campaign. Sent with CHAR 2/140/1.
Letter from Sir Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes] (Admiralty House, Malta) to WSC thanking him for writing, reporting on his inspection of aircraft carriers and his cruise in the Aegean, referring to Cecil Aspinall's [later Cecil Aspinall-Oglander] history of the [Dardanelles] campaign and to his (Keyes') polo ponies.
Letter from Captain Ralph Glyn (War Office) to WSC expressing the wish to talk to him about Russian and Balkan affairs and referring to the Dardanelles as the place "where the only real movement to smash Germany via Austria now finds its beginning".
Letter from WSC to Lord Kitchener regretting the attacks in the press on Kitchener, expressing confidence that the Dardanelles campaign "will come out all right" and noting that Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] "went mad".
Letter from Lord Kitchener (War Office) to WSC stating that the attempts in the press to create bad feeling between himself and Sir John French [later Lord French and Lord Ypres] will fail and mentioning the "cheerful" telegrams received from the Dardanelles.
Letter from Augustine Birrell (The Pightle, Sheringham, [Norfolk]) to WSC on the resignation of Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] [as First Sea Lord] and the failure of the Dardanelles campaign. Believes WSC will recover from this set-back and criticises "this twopenny-halfpenny Coalition", advocating instead the formation of a war council from members of both parties to concern itself solely with war business whilst the existing Cabinet continued to manage its various departments.
Extract by Captain Alexander Davidson (HMS Cornwallis) from report by Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss [later Lord Wester Wemyss], praising the conduct of Naval personnel landing troops in theDardanelles. Signed typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/66/33-35.
Letter from Captain Alexander Davidson (HMS Cornwallis, Eastern Mediterranean Squadron) to WSC praising the naval operations in the Dardanelles initiated by him and his energetic management of the Navy in general. Describes his (Davidson's) role in the landing of the South Wales Borderers at Gallipoli, and sends extract of a report by Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss [later Lord Wester Wemyss][see CHAR 2/66/4].
Letter from Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett (17 Park Lane, London) to WSC blaming the military authorities, in particular General Sir Ian Hamilton, for the failure of the Dardanelles campaign. Signed typescript.
Letter from Admiral Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] (36 Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC enclosing a memorandum on his acquiesence in the Dardanelles operations [see CHAR 2/72/2-5]. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/72/40a.
"Points that influenced Lord Fisher in his acquiescence in the Dardanelles Operation." Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/72/1.
Letter from Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] (36 Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC asking him to put in writing [the argument which WSC suggested Fisher should use before the Commission of Inquiry to justify his hostility to the Dardanelles campaign]. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/72/41.
Telegram from General Sir Ian Hamilton to Vice Admiral John de Robeck encouraging him to persevere in his naval attack on the Dardanelles. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/74/33.
Printed note by WSC referring to his Cabinet memorandum on the Dardanelles campaign written in July [see CHAR 2/74/13] and complaining about the delay in fighting the battle in Gallipoli and the decline in British manpower resulting from the Government's failure to introduce conscription. Another copy at CHAR 2/74/133.
Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (Hackwood, Basingstoke, [Hampshire]) to WSC giving details of the severe shortages of ammunition which hampered operations in the Dardanelles.
Letter from WSC (41 Cromwell Road) to [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] protesting against the Government's decision not to lay before Parliament papers relating to the operations in the Dardanelles and Gallipoli. Typescript copy.
Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (Deanston House, Perthshire, [Scotland]) to WSC enclosing a copy of a telegram from him to Rear Admiral John de Robeck [see CHAR 2/74/2] to show that he did not influence de Robeck in his abandonment of purely naval attacks at the Dardanelles. Signed typescript.