100th year anniversary of the Battle of Jutland Come and Dive the German survivorspublished: 14:50:27 26/05/2016
This month see the Battle of Jutland 100 year anniversary, this was the principal naval battle of the First World War which took place on Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June 1916 in the North Sea, 80 miles from Denmark.
Watch the video below for a full account of the Battle of Jutland which gives an overview of the major “chapters” of the battle and its outcome.
Both sides claimed victory. The British lost more ships and twice as many sailors, and the British press criticised the Grand Fleet's failure to force a decisive outcome , but Germans plan of destroying a substantial portion of the British fleet also failed. The Germans' "fleet in being" continued to pose a threat, requiring the British to keep their battleships concentrated in the North Sea, but the battle confirmed the German policy of avoiding all fleet-to-fleet contact and made the German Navy to completely re-think their naval strategy by turning its efforts and resources to unrestricted submarine warfare and the destruction of Allied and neutral shipping which by April 1917 triggered the United States of America's declaration of war on Germany.
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