Jutland commemorated 90 years on

PartTimePongo

War Hero
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5033582.stm

The most important sea engagement of World War One - the Battle of Jutland - is being commemorated 90 years on.
The Imperial War Museum is holding an exhibition on HMS Belfast, while wreaths have been laid at the scene of the confrontation, off Denmark's coast.

One of the last survivors, 109-year-old Henry Allingham, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, was at the exhibition's launch.

Some 8,648 British and German sailors lost their lives in one day's fighting on 31 May into 1 June 1916.

A hologram of Mr Allingham, who is Britain's oldest man, has been made for the museum's exhibition.

"Ghosts of Jutland" combines oral history, artefacts, documents and film to convey the lives and experiences of the sailors who fought in the battle.
 

sinbad

Lantern Swinger
HMS Caroline Ulster Division RNR Belfast is celebrating Jutland as Caroline is the only survivng ship from the battle.
 
PartTimePongo said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5033582.stm

The most important sea engagement of World War One - the Battle of Jutland - is being commemorated 90 years on.
The Imperial War Museum is holding an exhibition on HMS Belfast, while wreaths have been laid at the scene of the confrontation, off Denmark's coast.

One of the last survivors, 109-year-old Henry Allingham, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, was at the exhibition's launch.

Some 8,648 British and German sailors lost their lives in one day's fighting on 31 May into 1 June 1916.

A hologram of Mr Allingham, who is Britain's oldest man, has been made for the museum's exhibition.

"Ghosts of Jutland" combines oral history, artefacts, documents and film to convey the lives and experiences of the sailors who fought in the battle.

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.
 

John854

Midshipman
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."
 

cutter

Badgeman
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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