|Collection number||3DRL/3376 11/4a|
|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||16 Image/s captured|
|Date made||c 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Digital format and content protected by copyright.|
Outline of prospective operations at Dardanelles on receipt of original orders in February 1915
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This file contains reports written and received by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood in regards to reconnaissance of the Dardanelles in preparation for the Gallipoli landing. The subjects covered include objections to landing in the the Gulf of Xeros, co-operations with the Royal Navy, potential landing on the Asiatic shore and a description of the Gallipoli beaches. The file itself features the number 2 in blue written on the cover, indicating that it was Item 2 on Birdwood's original listing of files related to the Dardanelles campaign. This original list can be found in 3DRL/3376 11/15 File 1.
This file contains:
Report written by Birdwood titled "Memorandum outlining prospective operations at Dardanelles on receipt of original orders in February 1915 [covering] Objections to landing in Gulf of Xeros. Co-operation with Navy. Possibility of landing on Asiatic shore. Cape Helles,” c. February-March 1915
Report written by Birdwood re ordering supplies for the Gallipoli peninsula, n.d.
Report written by Lieutenant H Pirie Gordon titled "Intelligence Report A", 13 November 1915 [including covering note]