Keyes Papers. Vol. cviii. Evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula. Evacuation papers and orders; 16 Nov. 1915– 26 Jan. 1916, n.d.

Scope and Content

Vol. cviii. Evacuation papers and orders; 16 Nov. 1915– 26 Jan. 1916, n.d.

Contents:

1. Contains papers relating to the genesis of the idea of evacuating the peninsula including: Keyes’s letter to Adm. Oliver reporting Lord Kitchener’s visit to the Dardanelles and the attitudes of Kitchener and other senior naval and military officers towards evacuation; cables and memoranda from Rear-Adm. Wemyss and Lt-Gen. Birdwood relating to alternatives to evacuation such as naval support for the army at Cape Helles; Rear-Adm. Wemyss’ instructions to Keyes to prepare a detailed plan for forcing the fleet through the Dardanelles as an alternative to evacuation and the plan Keyes drew up; 16 Nov. – 20 Dec. 1915, n.d.

2. Detailed orders for the evacuation from Suvla and Anzac beaches; Vice-Adm. de Robeck’s report to the Admiralty on the evacuation; and a table showing casualties in the 8th Army Corps between 6 Dec. 1915 and 7 Jan. 1916. Partly printed. 12 Dec. 1915 – 26 Jan. 1916, n.d.

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