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Osprey Campaign 72 : Jutland 1916 : Clash of the Dreadnoughts

The only major fleet engagement of World War 1, the Battle of Jutland 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. Both sides knew there was no prospect of the Germans winning a surface battle. Text by Charles London with illustrations by Howard Gerrard.

    Contents
  • Origins of the Battle
  • Opposing Commanders
  • The Grand Fleet
  • The High Seas Fleet
  • Opposing Plans
  • The Battle
  • Aftermath
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • The Battlefield Today
  • Wargaming Jutland

 

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