Who was responsible for the Dardanelles naval fiasco?

Curran, Tom (2011) Who was responsible for the Dardanelles naval fiasco?. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 57 1: 17-33. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8497.2011.01580.x

Author Curran, Tom
Title Who was responsible for the Dardanelles naval fiasco?
Journal name Australian Journal of Politics and History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9522
Publication date 2011-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2011.01580.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 57
Issue 1
Start page 17
End page 33
Total pages 17
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject 1202 Building
3320 Political Science and International Relations
Formatted abstract
In 1916 the Dardanelles Royal Commission was convened to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Dardanelles naval fiasco of the previous year. Lords Fisher and Kitchener, former heads of the Royal Navy and British Army respectively, were ultimately found to have been culpable, in having failed to adequately warn the Cabinet War Council of the dangers implicit within the naval operation. Winston Churchill, the political head of the Royal Navy was also admonished, though to a lesser degree. It is the contention of this paper that the findings of the Dardanelles Commission were seriously flawed and that Fisher and Kitchener were unjustly castigated, as convenient scapegoats. This proposition will be tested against all of the relevant evidence available, including hitherto-neglected primary sources, in order to determine who in fact was responsible for that disaster.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
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