The 100th Anniversary of the The Battle of Jutland

May 31 – June 1, 1916 witnessed  Great Britain’s Grand Fleet and Germany’s High Seas Fleet engage in a massive sea fight. Technically, Germany was the victor, but the Kaiser was so fearful of another such “victory” that the fleet never again set sail, while the British fleet ruled the waves. Listen to Lord West (former First Sea Lord) discuss this battle; a brief summation of the battle is here

There are some very important sources available for this event:

The Battle of Jutland Bank, May 31-June 1, 1916, the dispatches of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe and Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty (1916)

 The battle of Jutland, 31 May-1 June 1916 ..of Jutland, 30th May to 1st June, 1916. Official dispatches with appendixes (1920)

The Battle of Jutland (1920. Uses extensive quotes from official sources.)

The battle of Jutland, 31 May-1 June 1916 .. (1920. This is an important publication from the (U.S.) Naval War College as it contains a significant extract from The Two White Nations, a German language book on Jutland as well as accounts by Admirals Jellicoe and Scheer.)

Diagrammatic study of the battle of Jutland (1921)

The fighting at Jutland; the personal experiences of forty-five officers and men of the British Fleet (1921)

The History of the Great War. Based on Official Documents. Naval Operations, Volume III (1920. A major work by Julian Corbett)

Jutland. (U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence. Monthly Information Bulletin, March 1924. Labeled as “Supplement no. 1”)

Papers of Admiral Jellicoe (Dozens of volumes made available digitally. Housed at the British Library’s Manuscript Division.)



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