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Dardanelles campaign (1915-1916)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 688 Collections and/or Records:

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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), 03 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/1
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, asking if he considered the forcing of the Dardanelles by Ships alone to be a practicable operation, stating that the importance of the result would justify severe loss [typescript copy].

Dates: 03 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/2
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he did not consider that the Dardanelles could be rushed, but that they might be forced by extended operations with a large number of ships [typescript copy].

Dates: 05 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/3
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, on his view that the Dardanelles could be forced by extended operations by a large number of ships. Asking for details of his plans [typescript copy].

Dates: 06 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/5-7
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Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, giving plans for Naval operations in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/8
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, o plan for the forcing of the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 12 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/9
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, on plan for the forcing of the Dardanelles, asking if he meant that operations would take a month, or should begin in about a month [typescript copy].

Dates: 13 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/10
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Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he felt that his plan to force the Dardanelles would last about a month [typescript copy].

Dates: 13 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/12
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Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, recommending that before commencing operations in the Dardanelles, HMS "Indefatigable" should have a short refit at Malta [typescript copy].

Dates: 14 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/13
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice Admiral Sackville Carden, reporting that his scheme for forcing the Dardanelles had been approved in principle by the Cabinet War Committee [typescript copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/15
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Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, requesting permission to accompany HMS "Indefatigable" on refit in Malta, leaving Squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Guepratte [typescript copy].

Dates: 15 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/18
Scope and Contents Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, stating that when HMS "Inflexible" arrived he should transfer his Flag to her, and send HMS "Indefatigable" to Malta for refit. If he needed to be at Malta to make preparations, he should wait until relieved by Rear-Admiral John de Robeck, who would have temporary rank of Vice-Admiral. Stating that it was imperative for Britain to retain command off the Dardanelles, and retain a Battle Cruiser, and a V.A. there...
Dates: 24 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/19
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Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles reporting that HMS "Agamemnon" was being sent out to relieve "Inflexible", which was required for the Battle Cruiser Squadron [typescript copy].

Dates: 10 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/20
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden to Admiralty, account of attack on forts at the entrance to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 20 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open