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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), 20 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/242-245
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that the safety of the Army depended largely on covering ships, which were constantly under fire and taking damage. Also on collaboration with the French squadron [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/246
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting sighting of enemy submarine by British submarine B.11, on patrol off Smyrna [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/251-252
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on collaboration with French forces [typescript copy].

Dates: 24 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/254
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report that Submarine E.11 had sunk a large Turkish gunboat. Also reporting that at Anzac Cove the Turks had requested a suspension of hostilities to bury their dead, that a suspension had been granted for 9 hours and that the Turks had buried over 3,000 mostly within a few yards of Allied lines [typescript copy].

Dates: 25 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jan 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/1
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Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Superintendent, Malta, orders for "Colne", "Jed", "Welland", "Chelmer" and "Kennett" to be put in for repair for service in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 04 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Jan 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/6
Scope and Contents Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, on desirability of misleading the enemy about future destination of Battle Cruisers, ordering HMS "Invincible" to return to Britain, but this was to be kept secret and the impression given that the ship was proceeding to join the North America Squadron, and HMS "Inflexible to relieve HMS "Indefatigable" at the Dardanelles. Stating that when she sailed it should be ostensibly for the West Indies but that she should return eastward...
Dates: 12 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Jan 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/8
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Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, orders for HMS "Inflexible" to proceed to Malta for repairs before she relieved "Indefatigable" in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 16 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Jan 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/9
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Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, to Admiralty, reporting that repairs to HMS "Inflexible" would be completed by 19 Jan, asking if she should proceed directly to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/10
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Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, orders for HMS "Inflexible" to proceed to the Dardanelles, as soon as repairs were completed [typescript copy].

Dates: 17 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Mar [1915] - 19 Jan [1916]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/139A/1-105
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Typed diary [belonging to John S Churchill] relating his experiences of the Dardanelles campaign, including the naval preparations, landings at Gallipoli and WSC's resignation [as First Lord of the Admiralty].

Dates: 12 Mar [1915] - 19 Jan [1916]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Apr 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/7-8
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Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill](G H Q Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he details the numbers of ships waiting at the Dardanelles, reports that landing should be imminent and on damage to the "Ocean" and "Irresistible" and the sinking of the "Bouvet" and asks whether Peregrine [Churchill] has begun to speak. Envelope present.

Dates: 20 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jun 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/9-10
Scope and Contents Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill](G H Q Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he comments on confusion about the future of the Dardanelles expedition, relief at the resignation of [Lord] Fisher and on political affairs; discusses domestic arrangement for "Goonie" [Gwendeline Churchill earlier Gwendeline Bertie], the results of the elections in Greece which should mean that Greece will support Britain and the difficulty of obtaining reliable...
Dates: 20 Jun 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jul [1915]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/11-12
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Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill](G H Q Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the determination of the Turkish forces; says that he has seen Hugh Frewen and that he regrets that he has not seen Peregrine [Churchill] for a long time; comments on the unpleasant conditions for the troops in Egypt and the high morale of the troops at the Dardanelles expedition; and anticipates victory at the cost of large casualties. Envelope present.

Dates: 29 Jul [1915]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Oct [1915]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/13-16
Scope and Contents Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill](G H Q Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses his work arranging winter quarters for the troops; comments on the likelihood of Bulgaria and Romania joining Britain; discusses Greek politics, the failure of British diplomacy in the Balkans and the likelihood of success of the Dardanelles Expedition; encloses a photograph of General Sir Ian [Hamilton] awarding medals with himself in the background [CHAR...
Dates: 07 Oct [1915]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/18-21
Scope and Contents Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill](General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: the departure of General Sir Ian Hamilton; refutation of criticisms about Hamilton's failure to visit the peninsula [at Gallipoli], hold reviews of troops, the unfairness of comparisons between Hamilton and [Lord] French [later 1st Lord Ypres]; the unpopularity of [Major-General Walter] Braithwaite [Chief of General Staff, Mediterranean Expeditionary...
Dates: 22 Oct 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Jan 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/23-24
Scope and Contents Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill](General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he informs her that the Dardanelles expedition has come to an end and that he has been sent to Egypt and awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur. He comments on dispatches from General Sir Ian Hamilton about the Dardanelles expedition "if you read between the lines you can see that everything he asked for was nearly always refused because it could...
Dates: 15 Jan 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Dec [1915]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/44-45
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Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Dardanelles) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: the problems posed by cold weather which has led to men in the trenches dying of exposure; relief that WSC has left the Government; financial difficulties; the unpopularity of [General Sir] Ian [Hamilton]. Annotated by Lady Randolph Churchill "Keep money part private".

Dates: 07 Dec [1915]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Dec [1915]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/46
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Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Dardanelles Army) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: discussion of domestic arrangements; the evacuation of ANZAC troops from Gallipoli; news that WSC is happy in the trenches although he has enemies in the army; the bankruptcy of ?Kim Manchester and his hopes to go to Egypt.

Dates: 22 Dec [1915]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Nov 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/122/81-83
Scope and Contents Letter from "Archie" [Archibald] Kerr [later 1st Lord Inverchapel] (British Legation, Teheran [Persia, later Iran]) to Lady Randolph Churchill including: the difficulties of his work which have been exacerbated as "The Persian is physically incapable of telling the truth"; the arrival of Russian troops and the supremacy of the German troops and their allies in the provinces; speculation on WSC's resignation [as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] and approval for his policies at the...
Dates: 20 Nov 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Dec 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/122/92-94
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Letter from Lionel Sackville (On active service [Dardanelles]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: shelling by the Turks; a meeting with "Jack" [John S Churchill]; and problems created by the bad weather. Envelope present.

Dates: 26 Dec 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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"With Channel Cruiser Squadron", 1914 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/11/1
Scope and Contents Written from Cowley House in Uxbridge, Admiralty House in Devonport, H.M.S. Charybdis, H.M.S. Euryalus and H.M.S. Diana. Subjects include German plans regarding territory, Italy's possible neutrality, Wemyss' own hopes for an end to the use of submarines, mines and military air ships in warfare, Wemyss' view of Sir Winston Churchill's abilities, the Dardanelles campaign, the repulsion of the Germans from Warsaw by the Russians and Wemyss' difficulty in feeling glad at German...
Dates: 1914 - 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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