Discussion in 'History' started by PartTimePongo, May 31, 2006.
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HMS Caroline Ulster Division RNR Belfast is celebrating Jutland as Caroline is the only survivng ship from the battle.
Just seen the News report on the last Survivior of the Battle,109 he is and a bloody WAFU to boot!Good on yer Mate!
Some 8,648 British and German sailors lost their lives in one day's fighting on 31 May into 1 June 1916.
And ask the average Joe Josephine Public about Jutland and they will probably think it is a new takeaway.
How many are still told in school about the ultimate sacrifice of battles not so long ago. Except Waterloo of course and the charge of the light brigade.
If you wish to read the best account of Jutland-warts and all-read 'The Rules of the Game' by Andrew Gordon with a Foreward by Admiral Sir John Woodward. That was when Admiral Beatty made that famous remark,"There's something wrong with our bloody ships today."
I went around Belfats the other day and saw the exhibition, I'd recommend it to anyone who might be in London for the day
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