Jutland 1916: Clash of the Dreadnoughts
The only major fleet engagement of World War I (1914-1918), the Battle of Jutland (1916) has been surrounded by controversy ever since. The British public felt Admiral Jellicoe had failed – a reaction rooted in a hundred years of the 'Nelson cult', a conviction that anything short of a Trafalgar-style annihilation was letting the side down. True, the German Fleet had sunk more ships and suffered fewer casualties, but the British had forced them to disengage and run for port and were still cruising off Denmark spoiling for a fight. This title recounts in detail how on an early summer's evening in 1916, the two fleets clashed head to head: the events that followed would spark a polemic that still rages today.
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THE OPPOSING FLEETS
THE WAR IN
4th Destroyer Flotilla 5th Battle Squadron aboard Admiral Jellicoe Admiralty ahead armoured cruisers astern Aufklarungsgruppe battle cruiser squadron battle cruisers battle line Beatty Beatty's battle cruisers Black Prince British battle cruisers British battleships British destroyers captain command crew damage deck Derfflinger Dogger Bank Elbing enemy engaged Evan-Thomas exploded flag FLAGSH1P R.Adm Flotille four German battle cruisers German battleships German torpedo boats Geschwader Grand Fleet gunnery officer guns High Sea Fleet Hipper Hipper's battle cruisers Horns Reef Ingenohl Invincible Iron Duke Jellicoe's June Jutland Kaiser knots Kommodore Konig class Konteradmiral Light Cruiser Light Cruiser Squadron Lion Lutzow Moltke Nassau naval opened fire port pre-Dreadnoughts Princess Royal put to sea Queen Mary Reinhard Scheer Rostock Royal Navy salvoes Scapa Scheer ordered secondary armament Seydlitz shot sight smoke starboard steaming steering submarines sunk survivors Tann Tiger torpedo attack turn turret U-boats Vizeadmiral Von der Tann Westfalen Wiesbaden yards
Page 4 - He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: Nagashino 1575 and Campaign 72: Jutland 1916.