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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), 14 May 1915

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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

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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

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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), 28 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/72
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanking him for telegram, and support for the Squadron in the Dardanelles [carbon].

Dates: 28 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [May] 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/73-87
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Statement by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty on the resignation of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher as 1st Sea Lord, mainly over the Dardanelles [carbon].

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

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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), 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/89-90
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Admiralty minute to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, report on the Turkish Forts in the Dardanelles.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/95
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Minute from WESC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Lord Kitchener, War Office, on military operations in the Dardanelles [handwritten, unsigned].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/123-127
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John de Robeck, on naval and military operations in the Dardanelles, and the possible abandonment of naval plan to force the Dardanelles without the aid of a large army [carbon].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/78
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Extract from 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" [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 13/57/79
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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 [typescript copy].

Dates: 20 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/82
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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 [typescript copy].

Dates: 25 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/85
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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 [typescript copy].

Dates: 31 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/95
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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" [typescript copy].

Dates: 28 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/96
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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 [typescript copy].

Dates: 29 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/112
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Extract from 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), 15 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/118-119
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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 [typescript copy].

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 13/57/120
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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 [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/121
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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 [typescript copy].

Dates: 12 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/122
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), 11 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/123
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Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sending formal memorandum setting out his views on the Dardanelles. [typescript copy].

Dates: 11 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/58/17
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Memorandum by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on "unfavourable comment" on the alleged failure of the Admiralty to forsee the danger to which ships operating in the Dardanelles would be exposed from floating mines [printed, Cabinet Paper].

Dates: 24 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jan 1915

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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

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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

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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