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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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Map of Gallipoli

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 5/2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, official papers, lectures, articles, broadcasts and photographs
Also including papers of Commander John Somerville about his father, 1950-91
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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Official: Admiralty, 1911 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13
Scope and Contents The Admiralty papers contain correspondence, minutes, and War Cabinet papers created or accumulated as a result of WSC's activities as First Lord of the Admiralty, a position held from 23 October 1911 to 24 May 1915.The material contains correspondence with senior Admiralty figures, politicians including the Prime Minister, public and foreign figures on subjects including naval strategy and engagements, armament production, merchant shipping, and more general political considerations. It also...
Dates: 1911 - 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Official: Cabinet: correspondence and notes on World War I., 17 Feb 1915 - 22 Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/37
Scope and Contents Correspondence includes: [1st Lord] Emmott [First Commissioner of Works] on the fortification of Buckingham Palace against air attacks; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC]; David Lloyd George [Minister of Munitions] on negotiations between Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] and Bulgaria and Greece; Austen Chamberlain [Secretary of State for India] on rewards to India after the war; Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith, Prime Minister]; [Lord] Curzon [of Kedleston, Lord Privy...
Dates: 17 Feb 1915 - 22 Oct 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: C I D [Committee of Imperial Defence] "G" series: printed papers on World War I., 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/47
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: David Lloyd George [Minister of Munitions] on the military position and the conduct of the war; Arthur Balfour [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the limits of enlistment, the war; covering letters from Maurice Hankey [Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence]; the possibility of a combined naval and military attack at the Dardanelles; Hankey on policy after the Dardanelles, the winter campaign and meteorological conditions,...
Dates: 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: correspondence mainly about the Dardanelles Expedition., Apr 1915 - Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/43A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Josiah Wedgwood, General Sir Ian Hamilton, Commander of Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (4), Kenneth Dundal and Harold Cawley on their personal experiences of events at the Dardanelles; Maurice Hankey [Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence] on his responsibility for policy on the Dardanelles expedition; "Freddie" [Frederick Guest]; Major General Charles Callwell [Director of Military Operations at the War Office] (10) on subjects including movements of Turkish...
Dates: Apr 1915 - Oct 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: Foreign Office telegrams., Aug 1915 - Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/53
Scope and Contents Typescript telegrams on various subjects including: affairs in Bulgaria, Russia, Romania, Greece, Italy and Servia [Serbia]; the strength, weaponry and distribution of the Turkish forces; calculations of the Austro-German forces; the Dardanelles campaign; negotiations with [Eleutherios] Venizelos [Prime Minister] of Greece; movements of German and Austrian forces and German submarines; and intelligence reports on the construction progress of a road and railway between Uzun Kopri [Uzunkopru,...
Dates: Aug 1915 - Oct 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: miscellaneous papers., May 1915 - Sep 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/44
Scope and Contents Includes: notes on the formation of the air department; manuscript statements by WSC on the situation in the Dardanelles and at Gallipoli and on the options of the British government; notes by WSC on the positions occupied by the British fleet and the possibility of the United States joining the war; notes on a discussion between General Sir Ian Hamilton [Commander of Mediterranean Expeditionary Force] and Admiral [John] de Robeck [Commander of naval forces] on the disembarkation of troops; 6...
Dates: May 1915 - Sep 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: miscellaneous papers., Sep 1915 - Nov 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/45
Scope and Contents Includes: notes by WSC on economic problems created by the war and the danger of bankruptcy, on recovering the initiative in the Eastern theatre, the possibility of the Germans using gas, on the options open to the British government for the Dardanelles expedition and on the reasons behind the expedition; notes on the Baghdad [Iraq] railway and its strategic importance; a letter from Arthur Balfour [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the situation in the East; David Lloyd George [Minister of...
Dates: Sep 1915 - Nov 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: printed papers., 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/46
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: [Lord] Curzon of Kedleston [Lord Privy Seal] on the air defence of London; Vice Admiral John de Robeck [Commander of naval forces] on the landing of the army on the Gallipoli peninsula; negotiations between [2nd Lord] Esher [earlier Reginald Brett] and General [Joseph] Gallieni and General Girodon; Maurice Hankey [Secretary; Committee Imperial Defence] on the winter campaign at the Dardanelles; summaries of the war situation...
Dates: 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: summary of events connected with World War I., 01 Dec 1914 - 31 Dec 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/48
Scope and Contents Printed booklet summarising foreign affairs particularly in Germany, Austria-Hungary and detailing events in the Eastern and Western theatres.
Dates: 01 Dec 1914 - 31 Dec 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: summary of events connected with World War I., 01 Jun 1915 - 31 Jul 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/49
Scope and Contents Printed booklet summarising foreign affairs particularly in Germany, Austria-Hungary and detailing events in the Eastern and Western theatres.
Dates: 01 Jun 1915 - 31 Jul 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: summary of events connected with World War I., 01 Aug 1915 - 30 Sep 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/50
Scope and Contents Printed booklet summarising foreign affairs particularly in Germany, Austria-Hungary and detailing events in the Eastern and Western theatres.
Dates: 01 Aug 1915 - 30 Sep 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: war appreciations., 28 May 1915 - 13 Nov 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/51
Scope and Contents Printed papers on various operations including: the Dardanelles by Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War]; the situation in the Aegean; several assessments and forecasts of the situation on the Western Front and in the Balkans (by Lieutenant General Sir Archibald Murray, Chief of the Imperial General Staff), and in Syria and Mesopotamia [later Iraq]; the impact of the Dardanelles operation on the conduct of the war; the employment of an allied force in Macedonia and Serbia; and the...
Dates: 28 May 1915 - 13 Nov 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: War Office telegrams., May 1915 - Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/54
Scope and Contents Printed telegrams about the Dardanelles expedition including 131 telegrams from General Sir Ian Hamilton, Commander of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on various aspects of the campaign including Turkish fortifications, operations and engagements, landing troops at Gallipoli, his requirements for troops, ammunition and rations and 19 telegrams from Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War. Also includes manuscript calculations by WSC on troop numbers.Other subjects include the numbers...
Dates: May 1915 - Oct 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: printed papers on World War I., Aug 1914 - May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/38
Scope and Contents Cabinet papers on various subjects by various individuals including: Field Marshal Sir John French [later 1st Lord Ypres, Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces in France] on the strengths and weaknesses of the British army on the Western Front and in the Eastern theatre; David Lloyd George [Minister of Munitions] on the conduct of the war, its treatment by the press and the shortage of munitions; [Lord] Kitchener [Secretary of State for War] on operations, forces, munitions and...
Dates: Aug 1914 - May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: printed papers on World War I., Jun 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/39
Scope and Contents Cabinet papers by various individuals on various subjects including: WSC on the war situation including the Dardanelles; Walter Runciman [President of the Board of Trade] on food supplies to Germany and the effects on diminished exports; the effects of an air raid on London; national registration and military service; the supply of information to neutral countries; negotiations with the French; Sir William Max-Muller on the economic situation of Germany and Austria-Hungary; literary propaganda...
Dates: Jun 1916
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: printed papers on World War I., Jul 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/40
Scope and Contents Printed papers on various subjects including: the situation in Bulgaria and other Balkan states and the effects of the Dardanelles expedition; trade with the United States and the possibility of declaring cotton contraband; the recruitment of coal miners; the economic situation in Germany and Austria-Hungary; a loan to Romania; retaliation policy against Germany; a draft bill relating to elections and registration; the blockade against Germany; the sinking of German submarine U23; a scheme to...
Dates: Jul 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: printed papers on World War I., Oct 1915 - Nov 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/42
Scope and Contents Printed papers by various individuals on various subjects including: the national register; [Lord] Kitchener [Secretary of State for War], [Lord] Curzon of Kedleston [Lord Privy Seal] and Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton and Robert Milnes] Secretary of State for India] on recruitment to the army; WSC on Gallipoli and the Dardanelles; a neutral press committee; WSC on trench mortar guns; Sir William Max-Muller on the economic situation of Germany and Austria-Hungary; the Dardanelles committee;...
Dates: Oct 1915 - Nov 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official correspondence, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/18
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the discrepancy of status between heads of naval and military air services; minefield positions; proposals for submarine nets and the use of small airships against submarines; airship design; the Dardanelles, including an idea for fitting temporary mine fenders onto ships there; research into a controllable torpedo; proposals for strengthening the Grand Fleet.
Dates: 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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Official correspondence, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/19
Scope and Contents Subjects include: cordite supply and ceasing the manufacture of extra twelve and fourteen pounder shells; the cost of the Dardanelles Campaign in ships and ammunition, and its weakening effect on the Grand Fleet; the threat from Spain joining Germany against the Allies.
Dates: 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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Official correspondence, 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/22
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the state of scientific research; progress of photophone and selenium cell experiments, and the transmission of sound; a scheme for dropping bombs from balloons; the Government's undertaking to publish papers about the Dardanelles Campaign; an account of the Battle of Jutland from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe [Commander of the Grand Fleet].
Dates: 1916
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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Official correspondence, 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/23
Scope and Contents Subjects include: photophone experiments and tests on direction-finding apparatus; the use of selenium cells for directing unmanned boats to clear mines; Fisher's evidence and Winston Churchill's evidence before the Dardanelles Commission.
Dates: 1916
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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Official correspondence, 1916 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/24
Scope and Contents Subjects include: Fisher's evidence before the Dardanelles Commission; anti-submarine devices and finding submarines through listening patrols.
Dates: 1916 - 1917
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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Official: Munitions., Oct 1917 - Nov 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 15/157A-C
Scope and Contents WSC's Registered Correspondence as Minister of Munitions, Nos. 401-600 Correspondents include: Lord Derby, War Office (9); Edwin Montagu, India Office; H W Massingham, The Nation; Louis Loucheur, French Minister of Munitions; Sir Herbert Hambling, Finance Member of the Ministry of Munitions Council; Sir Joseph Maclay, Ministry of Shipping; Sir Boverton Redwood, on the organisation of the Chemical Warfare Department; Sir Alfred Mond [later Lord Melchett], Office of Works (4); Sir Stephenson...
Dates: Oct 1917 - Nov 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 19 Jun 1919 - 31 Aug 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/17A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Air Secretary [Jack Scott]; Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Chief of the Air Staff [Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Under-Secretary of State for War [1st Lord Peel]; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Director of Military...
Dates: 19 Jun 1919 - 31 Aug 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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