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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 290 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), [May] 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/55/88
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Telegram from the Admiralty to Vice Admiral John De Robeck, on precaution against attack by submarines in the Dardanelles [carbon].

Dates: [May] 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/17
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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), 11 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/18-22
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Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, enclosing formal memorandum setting out his views on the Dardanelles. Stating that he had "looked with misgiving on the steady drain of our Naval force to the Dardanelles" over the past four months, and that a purely Naval action, unsupported by the Army , "would merely lead to heavy loss of ships and invaluable men".

Dates: 11 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/25-26
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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 [handwritten draft].

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 13/57/27
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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.

Dates: 15 May 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/57/37-38
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Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on forthcoming meeting of the War Council, and naval and military operations in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

Dates: 03 Jan 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), 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), 22 Nov 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/41/29
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Telegram from Rear-Admiral Horace Hood to the Duty Captain, Admiralty, on his operations to support the Army in Belgium. [Carbon].

Dates: 22 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Oct 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/44/84-86
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Letter from Rear-Admiral Horace Hood to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], giving his views on the Ostend and Zeebrugge [Belgium] expeditions, particularly on the position at Nieuport, and also on Hood's wish to return to the Dover Patrol.

Dates: 30 Oct 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Nov 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/44/89-96
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Letter from Rear-Admiral Horace Hood (Hotel Crusader, Nieuport [Belgium]) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on the naval and military situation in France and Belgium, including: the use of Hood's ships at Nieuport; the placing of German guns along the shore; Hood's mining of the coastal waters; the chances of a Belgian advance; relations between the French and Belgians.

Dates: 05 Nov 1914
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), 09 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/28-30
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Letter from Victor Augagneur, French Minister of Marine to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, approving WSC's plans for joint naval operations in the Mediterranean, and detailing the French fleet, including aircraft sent to the Suez Canal [Egypt], and explaining that they had no light cruisers available. Includes hand-written copy and note by WSC marking the letter as satisfactory.

Dates: 09 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open