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The Battle of Jutland

31st May 1916

World War I: The Battle of Jutland between the British and German fleets. Germans claim victory but fail to break British control of the North Sea. The Battle of Jutland is said by some to be the greatest naval engagement of the First World War, if not any war. Admiral Scheer had adopted a policy of launching attacks against the British coast. What he did not know was that the British had broken his naval codes and that they knew of his plans.

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The Battle of Jutland
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Jon Sutherland

The Battle of Jutland was the greatest naval engagement of the First World War, if not any war. The events leading up to the battle gave the indication that it would be a major British naval victory. But as it would transpire the results were a lot less clearcut. It… Read more...

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