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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), 17 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/76
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Telegram from Vice Admiral, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting sinking of transport "Manitou" by torpedo boat [typescript copy].

Dates: 17 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Apr 1915 - 30 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/81
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Admiralty History Section precis of telegrams on German submarines in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 22 Apr 1915 - 30 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/68/7
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Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar to Admiralty, reporting that repairs to HMS "Inflexible" would be completed by 19 Jan, askig 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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/68/8
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Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar confirming that HMS "Inflexible" sould proceed directly to the Dardanelles on completion of repairs [typescript copy].

Dates: 17 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/120-122
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Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden [in command of naval operations at the Dardanelles], on the Dardanelles campaign, urging him to destroy the forts at Chanak, and stating that the results to be gained were great enough to justify the loss of ships and men which success could not be obtained without. [Hand-written drafts, initialled by WSC. See also CHAR 13/45/165.].

Dates: 10 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/124
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Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War], on the landing of the Royal Naval Division in the Dardanelles: WSC suggests that a good General be sent there to take command of the troops, including the Royal Naval Division, and suggests Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston. [Hand-written copy].

Dates: 22 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Aug 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/143
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Telegram from Sir Louis Mallet [British Ambassador to Turkey] to the Foreign Office, on his concerns about causing panic in Turkey with reinforcements to the British fleet, and a warning to the forts at the Dardanelles that they would be bombarded by the fleet if German ships came out. [Typescript copy].

Dates: 17 Aug 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Apr] 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/160-162
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Oswald Fitzgerald [Personal Military Secretary to Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War], hoping that Kitchener would not keep General Sir Ian Hamilton [commander of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force] too short of men. WSC states that he felt that there should be another 20,000 men in [the Dardanelles] and urges Fitzgerald not to lose two or three precious days. [Hand-written copy, signed by WSC, with envelope and covering note...
Dates: [Apr] 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/163-164
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War], hoping that he would not keep General Sir Ian Hamilton [commander of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force], too short of men, adding that a loyal man like Hamilton would go on with what he had and never say a word until he cracked up. WSC suggests that another 20,000 men be sent to the Dardanelles. [2 Hand-written copies signed by WSC].

Dates: 26 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [10] [Mar] [1915]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/165
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Draft note from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, in command of naval operations at the Dardanelles], on the Dardanelles campaign, stating that the results to be gained by attacking were great enough to justify the loss of ships and men which success could not be obtained without. [Hand-written drafts, initialled by WSC. See also CHAR 13/45/120-122.].

Dates: [10] [Mar] [1915]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/46/44
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War], on the naval attack on the Dardanelles. WSC states that it would be desirable for an attack on Alexandretta [Iskenderun, Turkey] to be simultaneous, so that if the attack on the Dardanelles was a failure it could be presented as a mere demonstration to cover the seizure of Alexandretta. [Hand-written copy].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/39-40
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Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to the Director of Transports, Admiralty, Graeme Thomson, on arrangements for transport of the Royal Naval Division to the Dardanelles [typescript, annotated "Secret, please return" and initialled by WSC].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/50
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Vice-Admirla Sackville Carden, on naval operation to force the Dardanelles without military assistance, diving details of the troops which were on their way to the area, under the command of General Birdwood.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/53-54
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Telegram from Admiral Sir Henry Jackson Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackvile Carden, on the employment of military forces in the Dardanelles.

Dates: 24 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/55
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Telegram from Lt-Gen Sir John Maxwell to Vice-Admiral Sackvile Carden, on the employment of military forces in the Dardanelles.

Dates: 23 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/61
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Telegram from Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Office to Sir Francis Elliot, British Minister, Athens, on the need for Greece to give naval as well as military aid in the Dardanelles [draft by WSC, sent by him to Asquith, who forwarded it to Grey, initialled by WSC].

Dates: 01 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Mar 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/76-78
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Minute by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty on the appointment of Gen Sir Ian Hamilton to command the Land Forces in the Dardanelles.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/79-80
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, stating that "operations should be pressed forward methodically and resolutely, by night and day, the unavoidable losses being accepted".

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/81
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden to Admiralty, on naval operations in the Dardanelles.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/82-84
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Minute from Admiral Sir Henry Jackon to Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, Admiralty, on Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden's report of 10 Mar from the Dardanelles.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/85
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Minute from Lord Kitchener, War Office, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, advising no large scale operations in the Dardanelles until the 29th Division had arrived and was ready to take part in what was likely to prove a difficult undertaking involving severe fighting [initialled by WSC and Kitchener].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/86
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Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson, on the strategic position if Russia was in possession of the Dardanelles after the War. Stating that it was certain that the submarine would dominate all narrow waters and render them impassible for heavy ships and commerce, unless ships were built which were immune to submarine attack because of bulges and biulkheads [typescript copy].

Dates: 13 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Mar] 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/108-109
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice Admiral John De Robeck, o intelligence reports on movements of arms, ammunition and German artillerymen through Rumania [Romania] to the Dardanelles [carbon].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/110-112
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Admiralty minute on naval operations in the Dardanelles on 3-5 Mar [carbon].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/54/113-115
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Admiralty minute on naval operations in the Dardanelles on 6-7 Mar [carbon].

Dates: [Mar] 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open