| General conclusions to the report of the Dardanelles
Commission (plus a map of Gallipoli), 1917.
The report - published in 1917 by the parliamentary commission
investigating the Dardanelles campaign - concluded that it had been
fatally compromised by a number of factors. The difficulties of
a military attack on the peninsula were severely under-estimated
and insufficient resources were diverted from the Western Front
to ensure its success. Both of the Allied landings on the peninsula
(in April and August 1915) were flawed. The commission also censured
by name a number of high-ranking military figures, most notably
Sir Ian Hamilton.
Catalogue reference: CAB 19/1 (1917-18)