Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The Battle of Jutland

The only major sea battle of World War 1 took place on 31st May - 1st June 1916 in the North Sea, off Denmark.  It remains one of the largest naval battles in history due to the size of the opposing fleets.  Around 100,000 men were involved, two of whom were from Newquay - Alfred Quintrell aboard Black Prince and Gerald Collins on Tipperary.

I shall be posting about each of the Newquay men later today and outlining the part their ships had in the battle - I don't have the knowledge or the time to write about the entire engagement.  If you are interested in the battle, and haven't already done so, you might like to click here  to go to the Battle of Jutland website.  This site has information about the commanders, the ships, maps and animated battle scenes.  For a more dry approach, the official British version of events can be found here .  (Click on the "See other formats" button on the left of the screen and choose "Read Online" to make it easier to read).

2 comments:

  1. War is a fascinating subject. Despite the dubious morality of using violence to achieve personal or political aims. It remains that conflict has been used to do just that throughout recorded history.

    Your article is very well done, a good read.

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