JELLICOE PAPERS. Vol. XXII. Correspondence of Jellicoe with Rear-Adm. Sir Reginald Hugh Spencer Bacon, K.C.B.; 1916-1917.

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JELLICOE PAPERS. Vol. XXII (ff. 126). Correspondence of Jellicoe with Rear-Adm. Sir Reginald Hugh Spencer Bacon, K.C.B.; 1916-1917. Preceded (ff. 1-15) by a minute on the organization of Channel traffic for military purposes, 1916, and (ff. 19-25) by Bacon's despatch to the Admiralty on the work of the Dover Patrol, 3 Dec. 1916.

Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe: Correspondence and papers: 1893-1935.

Navy; England: Papers of Lord Jellicoe: 1893-1935.

includes:

  • ff. 1-15 Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Francis Oliver, KCB: Minutes, etc., by: 1916, 1917: Partly typewritten.
  • ff. 19-25 Sir William Graham Greene, Admiralty secretary: Despatch to: 1916.
  • ff. 19-25 Admiral Sir Reginald Hugh Spencer Bacon, KCB: Despatch to Sir W. G. Greene: 1916: Signed.
  • ff. 27-125 Admiral Sir Reginald Hugh Spencer Bacon, KCB: Correspondence with Lord Jellicoe: 1916-1935.
  • ff. 58-121 passim Albert I of Belgium: Aerial photographs of German installations in: 1917-1918.
  • ff. 58-121, passim Art. Photographs: Aerial photographs of German installations in Belgium: 1917, 1918.

Almost all correspondence is 1917.

The majority of the correspondence is from Bacon to Jellicoe and relates to: The Dover Patrol; aerial reconnaissance, photography and bombardment; the Royal Naval Air Service; and plans for attacks on the Belgian coast.

Includes correspondence relating to submarines, torpedoes, minefields, anti-aircraft guns, tanks, the effects of bad weather on flight, wireless telegraphy, aeroplanes, seaplanes, airships and aerodromes. Also includes reference to Jellicoe’s dismissal from the post of First Sea Lord.

Contains aerial photographs showing targets before and after bombardment, with the names of photographers and pilots on the reverse. Also contains photographs of tanks.

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