31 August 1914
- Winston Churchill, First Lord of the British Admiralty, requests that Chief of the British Imperial General Staff detail a plan ‘for the seizure of the Gallipoli Peninsula by means of a Greek army of adequate strength, with a view to admitting a British fleet to the Sea of Marmara’. The Greeks produce a detailed plan for the capture of Gallipoli which would involve approximately 60,000 troops. Churchill believes that Turkey is unlikely to remain neutral between Britain and Germany and that the Turks would side with Germany.
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