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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1454 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 12 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/213
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to General Sir Ian Hamilton, praising the Army's achievements in the Gallipoli Landings and reporting that a further Army Corps would be sent out to him as requested [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/214
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, hoping that he would not be discouraged by the recall of HMS "Queen Elizabeth". Stating that the two Monitors that were being sent out could go anywhere, and were the last word in bombarding vessels. "I am determined to support you and the army in every way to the end of your task and I am quit sure that the result will amply repay the sacrifices and anxieties" [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/215-216
Scope and Contents Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, reporting that two more infantry divisions were to be sent out, and that the presence of German submarines in Turkish waters made it undesirable to expose "Queen Elizabeth", which was to sail for home at once with all despatch and utmost secrecy. and that instead he would have the older battleships "Exmouth" and "Venerable", and that the two new Monitors "Admiral Farragut" and "Stonewall Jackson" would be sent out before...
Dates: 12 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/217
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Telegram from French Ministry of Marine, Paris to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanks for praise of Rear-Admiral Guepratte. Stating that because of the increase of the French Fleet in the Dardanelles they were putting the French forces under Vice-Admiral Nicol, promoted from today, and therefore junior to the British Vice Admiral John De Robeck [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/218
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck to Admiralty, reporting loss of HMS "Goliath", attacked by Destroyers and sunk by two torpedoes [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/219
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles. Stating that the moment for an independent Naval attempt to force the Narrows had passed and would not arise again, and that his role was to support the Army "in its costly but sure advance" [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/220
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Major-General Archibald Paris, Naval Division, Gallipoli, stating that officer casualties should be filled by promotion from lower ranks and from the ranks [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/223
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, appreciating need to withdraw HMS "Queen Elizabeth" and to alter the composition of his squadron, urgently requesting submarines for the Sea of Marmora and more River Class destroyers to deal with enemy submarines [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/224
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Admiralty telegram from WSC to Major General [Archibald] Paris with instructions for the retrieval of rifles from dead and wounded men "We are literally at the end of our store of charger loading rifles".Carbon typescript.

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/225
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Queen Elizabeth" would leave for Britain on 15 May, and that he was transferring his flag temporarily to HMS "Dublin" [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/226
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck to Admiralty, on possibility of decisive naval action in the Dardanelles, stating that he had never contemplated taking such action without first obtaining Admiralty sanction [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/227
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Telegram from French Ministry of Marine to French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London, reporting that three French battleships were at the Dardanelles, and that three more would arrive shortly [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/228-229
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck to Admiralty, on activities of the submarine E.14 in the Dardanelles, commending the Captain, Lt-Cdr Edward Boyle, with Admiralty note that the King had approved the award of the Victoria Cross to Boyle, and the DSC to Lt E G Stanley and Acting Lt R W Lawrence [typescript copy].

Dates: 13 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/230
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Telegram from General Sir Ian Hamilton, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, praising the work of his brother Jack [John S Churchill], and commenting that he could be proud of the Naval Division as a whole "The Navy have spared no effort to help us and without them we could neither have landed or maintained ourselves [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/231
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on patrol between Smyrna and the Gulf of Makri [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/232
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, on appointment of officer to command the Italian campaign [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/233
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on anti-submarine precautions [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/234
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Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on landing of howitzers for infantry support [typescript copy].

Dates: 15 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/235
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Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Malta to Admiralty, reporting that e German submarine had attacked a French cruiser off Cape Bo, and that he considered that there were now three in the Mediterranean [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/236
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, on appointment of Vice Admiral Nicol to command the French Squadron in the Dardanelles. Stating that he had done his best to have a more junior officer appointed, but that he was junior to Dr Robeck [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/237
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Telegram from Admiralty to Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, on appointment of Rear-Admiral Nicholson to command squadron for service with the Italian Fleet. Confirming that Rear-Admiral Cecil Thursby would remain under his command [typescript copy].

Dates: 17 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/238
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Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Malta to Admiralty, on German submarine activity in the Mediterranean [typescript copy].

Dates: 18 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/239
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Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Mudros to Admiralty, reporting that Vice-Admiral De Robeck was anxious that all supply and ammunition ships should remain at Mudros [typescript copy].

Dates: 19 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/240
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Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on naval and military operations 18/19 May [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/65/242-245
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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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