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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1452 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/95
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Minute from WESC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Lord Kitchener, War Office, on military operations in the Dardanelles [handwritten, unsigned].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/121
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Reply by Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to Parliamenary Question asking if the 1st Sea Lord had been consulted and had approved the attack of 9 Mar 1915.

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/122
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Minute from Edward Marsh to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty on "teriffic fuss" about transport of women to Holland for a conference on social questions.

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/123-127
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John de Robeck, on naval and military operations in the Dardanelles, and the possible abandonment of naval plan to force the Dardanelles without the aid of a large army [carbon].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/61
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on complaints from Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War] about responsibility for Naval units serving with the Army on the Western Front. [Hand-written draft, unsigned].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/64
Scope and Contents Letter from Herbert Asquith [Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on a complaint from Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War], that WSC had offered Field Marshal Sir John French [Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces in France, later 1st Lord Ypres] a Brigade of the Naval Division and 2 squadrons of armoured cars for service on the Western Front. Asquith states that Kitchener felt that the Army had no need of...
Dates: 17 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Feb 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/65-66
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War], on his offer to send a brigade of the Naval Division and armoured cars to the Army in France. [Hand-written copy, unsigned].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/72
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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 use of the naval battalions and armoured cars by the Army in France. [Hand-written copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/86
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War], on sending an advance party of troops from Egypt to the Dardanelles. WSC also asks if a "good General" could be sent there to cut off the enemy retreat, and suggests Major-General Aylmer Hunter-Weston.

Dates: 20 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Mar 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/62/11
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to C. in C,. The Nore, on need to send the three Monitors to the Mediterranean with all despatch [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/62/12
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Telegram from Admiralty Press Bureau to Admiralty Chief Censor, on report by Central News correspondent, Dover, that a German submarine had been caught in anti-submarine nets in the Straits of Dover [typescript copy].

Dates: 04 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/64/57
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Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, request from Army G.H.Q. for HMS "Venerable" to bombard Westende, Belgium on 10 May [typescript copy].

Dates: 09 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/64/59
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Telegram from Admiral, Dover Patrol to Admiralty on bombardment of Westende, Belgium by HMS "Venerable".

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/64/62
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Telegram from Admiral, Dover to Admiralty, reporting on bombardment of Westende, Belgium, by HMS "Venerable".

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/64/63
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Telegram from Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British Ambassador, Washington to Admiralty, reporting that the German sources which predicted the sinking of the "Lusitania" were now predicting the sinking of the "Transylvania" [typescript copy].

Dates: 10 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/64/64
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Telegram from Admiralty, to Vice Admiral, Queenstown, Ireland, reporting that the United States Embassy was disquieted by report that the search for bodies of persons lost in the Lusitania was being slackly managed. Stating that it was very desirable that all possible efforts were made to recover bodies [typescript copy].

Dates: 11 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Feb 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/27
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Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Superintendent, Malta reporting that the vessel suspected of supplying enemy submarines was probbly a yacht with an Englishman and an Irishman on board, believed to have been engaged in gun running. Stating that the S.N.O. Gibraltar should be directed to send "Pelorus" to examine the vessel [typescript copy].

Dates: 22 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Mar 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/34
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Telegram from Sir Rennell Rodd, (later 1st Lord Rennell) British Ambassador to Italy to Admiralty, reporting that three German submarines had been sent overland to Pola, for operations against the Allied fleets in the Mediterranean [typescript copy].

Dates: 02 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Mar 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/35
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Admiralty Chief Censor's Intercepted Message from Davitts, Geneva to "Daily Express", London, reporting that six Austro-German submarines accompanied b torpedo boats left Pola, bound for the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 02 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Mar 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/37
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Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Malta to Admiralty, on submarine danger in the Eastern Mediterranean [typescript copy].

Dates: 03 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Mar 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/39
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Telegram from Admiralty to Commander Charles Samson, reporting that the Light Cruiser "Phaeton" would arrive on 14 Mar, to convey General and Staff to Lemnos. Stating that if the Captain could accommodate any aircraft or pilots they should be sent in "Phaeton" with the remainder in "Abda" [typescript copy].

Dates: 12 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Mar 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/42
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Telegram from Sir Francis Elliot, British Minister, Athens, Greece to Admiralty, on report from Vice-Consul at Canea, reporting arrival of French Fleet, at Suda Bay, stating his advice that greek neutrality should be respected and that it would be a great mistake for the French Fleet to remain more than 24 hours at Suda Bay, or to make habitual use of it [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/44
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Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Malta to Admiralty, on examination of ships "Iris" and "Osiris" for use as fleet minesweepers in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/45
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Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Superintendent, Malta, on decision to equip 20 smoke screen ships at Malta [typescript copy].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/66/46
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Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Superintendent, Malta, reporting that the three Monitors "Severn", "Humber" and "Mersey" had passed Gibraltar, on passage to Lemnos. Stating that they would not call at Malta, except in case of necessity [typescript copy].

Dates: 16 Mar 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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