Keyes Papers. Vol. cvii. Papers on the post-landing situation in the Dardanelles; 12 March 1915– 30 April 1917, n.d.

Scope and Content

Keyes Papers. Vol. cvii. Papers on the post-landing situation in the Dardanelles; 12 March 1915– 30 April 1917, n.d.

Contents:

1. Reports on the post-landing situation; 9 May – 4 Nov. 1915, n.d. Contains Vice-Adm. de Robeck’s report to the Admiralty on the Army’s failure to make progress after the landings; papers by Keyes and Capt. Godfrey on breaking the deadlock by forcing the fleet through the Dardanelles; a printed anonymous memorandum on the organisation of the navy for supporting an army advance in the Gallipoli peninsula, and Keyes’s printed notes on the memorandum.

2. Post-landing orders and memoranda; 7 June 1915 – 4 June 1916. Orders and memoranda from Vice-Adm. de Robeck, Rear-Adm. Wemyss, Keyes, and Rear-Adm. Nicholson regarding: command of French naval vessels; attacking enemy submarines; interception of contraband; bombardments of the mainland; the protection of supply routes; Lt-Cdr Pirie Gordon’s scheme for controlling the Mount Athos area; the organisation of naval patrols; and the presence and activities of enemy consuls on Greek islands.

3. Papers relating to the shelling of the Army at Chanuk Bair; 8 Aug. – 3 Nov. 1915, n.d. Partly copies of correspondence and signals between May.-Gen. Godley, Gen. Birdwood, Vice-Adm. de Robeck, Gen. Ian Hamilton, and Capt. Algernon Boyle regarding the alleged shelling of Allied troops by the Royal Navy.

4. Supplies, transport, and logistics; 12 March 1915 – 30 April 1917, n.d. Contains papers, notes, and memoranda by Vice-Adm. de Robeck, Keyes, Cdre Phillimore, Lt Gen. Birdwood, Gen. Ian Hamilton and other British and ANZAC army officers regarding: future landing operations and facilities for landing; the role of the navy in landing supplies and equipment for land forces and the number of vessels required; the difficulties in escorting merchant ships; the creation of piers; transportation of the wounded; water supplies; and fire risks in ordnance depots.

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