Jutland, 1916: Death in the Grey Wastes

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With access to a vast repository of diaries, letters, written accounts and interviews about the engagement, the authors provide a dramatic account of the biggest naval battle of World War I.

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Dramatic, illustrated account of the biggest naval battle of the First World War.

On 31 May, 1916, the great battle fleets of Britain and Germany met off Jutland in the North Sea. It was a climactic encounter, the culmination of a fantastically expensive naval race between the two countries, and expectations on both sides were high. For the Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet, there was the chance to win another Trafalgar. For the German High Seas Fleet, there was the opportunity to break the British blockade and so change the course of the war. But Jutland was a confused and controversial encounter. Tactically, it was a draw; strategically, it was a British victory.

Naval historians have pored over the minutiae of Jutland ever since. Yet they have largely ignored what the battle was actually like for its thousands of participants. Full of drama and pathos, of chaos and courage, JUTLAND, 1916 describes the sea battle in the dreadnought era from the point of view of those who were there.

Additional information

Weight 0.36 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 13 × 3.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

480

Language

English

Edition

reissue

Dewey

940.456 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K