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== Water supply ==
 
== Water supply ==
Almost as soon as war broke out the Survey was being asked to give advice on obtaining supplies of drinking water for military personnel. By 1915 there were water supply problems on the Western Front and [[William Bernard Robinson King B.A.(Cantab.) O.B.E.|W B R King]] was sent to help deal with this, becoming what has been described as "the first British military hydrogeologist"<ref name="Rose, 2012">Rose, E. P. F. 2012. Groundwater as a military resource: pioneering British military well boring and hydrogeology in World War I. In: Military aspects of hydrogeology, edited by E. P. F. Rose & J. D. Mather. Geological Society Special Publication 362, 49–72.</ref>. At around the same time as King was helping the allied troops, [http://archives.bgs.ac.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=GSM%2fGX%2fCK&pos=1 Walther Klüpfel] was supplying water to the German troops.
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Almost as soon as war broke out the Survey was being asked to give advice on obtaining supplies of drinking water for military personnel. By 1915 there were water supply problems on the Western Front and [[William Bernard Robinson King B.A.(Cantab.) O.B.E.|W B R King]] was sent to help deal with this, becoming what has been described as "the first British military hydrogeologist". At around the same time as King was helping the allied troops, [http://archives.bgs.ac.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=GSM%2fGX%2fCK&pos=1 Walther Klüpfel] was supplying water to the German troops.
  
 
During the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 three former Survey staff, C H Cunnington, [[Roy Woodhouse Pocock|R W Pocock]] and [[Talbot Haes Whitehead|T H Whitehead]], were sent there on special military duty to try to find an adequate water supply for the troops. They produced an unpublished, and now untraceable, report on the geology of the Gallipoli peninsula for the War Office.<ref name="Doyle & Bennett, 1999">Doyle, P & Bennett, M R 1999. "Military Geography: the influence of terrain in the outcome of the Gallipoli Campaign, 1915". Geographical Journal, 165, p12-35</ref>
 
During the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 three former Survey staff, C H Cunnington, [[Roy Woodhouse Pocock|R W Pocock]] and [[Talbot Haes Whitehead|T H Whitehead]], were sent there on special military duty to try to find an adequate water supply for the troops. They produced an unpublished, and now untraceable, report on the geology of the Gallipoli peninsula for the War Office.<ref name="Doyle & Bennett, 1999">Doyle, P & Bennett, M R 1999. "Military Geography: the influence of terrain in the outcome of the Gallipoli Campaign, 1915". Geographical Journal, 165, p12-35</ref>

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