SUPERIOR FORCE : The Conspiracy Behind the Escape of Goeben and Breslau © Geoffrey Miller



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ADM 1, ADM 53, ADM 116, ADM 137, ADM 186.
FO 195, FO 371.
Cab 1, Cab 16, Cab 17, Cab 19, Cab 27, Cab 37, Cab 38, Cab 41, Cab 42.
First Lord’s Minutes, 1911-1915
Pre-War dispatches, Naval Attaché, Berlin, 1903-1914
Naval Staff Monographs: (i) Mediterranean, 1914-1915 (1922)

BL Dept of MSS British Library, Department of Manuscripts
IWM Imperial War Museum
NMM National Maritime Museum
PRO Public Record Office, Kew
Balfour, Arthur James, BL Dept of MSS
Battenberg, His Serene Highness Prince Louis, IWM
Bertie of Thame, PRO [British Ambassador, Paris, 1905-1918]
Crease, Commander Thomas, Naval Historical Library
Crowe, Sir Eyre, PRO
Dewar, Alfred, NMM
Domvile, Commander Barry, NMM
Dumas, Admiral P. W., IWM [Secretary, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel, 1912]
Greene, Sir William Graham, NMM [Permanent Secretary of the Board of Admiralty]
Grey of Fallodon, Viscount, PRO
Hamilton, Admiral Frederick, NMM [Second Sea Lord, 1914]
Hamilton, Louis, NMM
Hankey, Lord, PRO
Hardinge of Penshurst, Baron, PRO
Henderson, NMM [Editor of Naval Review]
Horton-Smith, NMM [Co-founder of the Imperial Maritime League]
Jackson, Captain Thomas, Naval Historical Library
Jellicoe, Admiral Sir John Rushworth, BL Dept of MSS
Kelly, Admiral Sir John D., NMM [Captain, HMS Dublin, 1914]
Kelly, Admiral Sir William Archibald Howard, NMM [Captain, HMS Gloucester, 1914]
Kitchener of Khartoum, Earl, PRO
Lansdowne, Henry Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of, PRO
Long, Walter, PRO
Lowther, Sir Gerard, PRO [British Ambassador, Constantinople, 1908-1913]
Masterton-Smith, James Edward, PRO [Private Secretary to the First Lord]
May, Admiral Sir William Henry, NMM
Milne, Admiral Sir Archibald Berkeley, NMM [C-in-C, Mediterranean]
Nicolson, Sir Arthur (Lord Carnock),PRO
Noel, Admiral Sir Gerard, PRO
Oliver, Admiral Henry Francis, NMM [Director of the Intelligence Division, 1914]
Paget, Ralph, BL Dept of MSS
Richmond, Herbert W., NMM [Assistant Director of the Operations Division, 1914]
Admiral Sir Percy Scott, BL Dept of MSS
Slade, Vice Admiral Sir Edmond, NMM
Spender, John Alfred, BL Dept of MSS
Spring-Rice, Sir Cecil, PRO
Sydenham, Baron (Sir George Clarke) BL Dept of MSS
Thursfield, Sir James, NMM
Troubridge, Rear-Admiral Ernest, NMM
White, Arnold, NMM
Wyndham Deedes, Brigadier-General Sir, St Antony’s College, Oxford

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