Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Jutland 100

My great grandfather was at the Battle of Jutland but, luckily for him and for me, he was deep in the engine room of a light cruiser way to the North of the battle itself. Nevertheless, it's always a battle that has interested me and one which I think is often overlooked as a significant event in the First World War especially in the public eye compared to the Somme and other Western Front battles. I'm pleased that the media in particular has taken more of an interest in the remembrance events over the next couple of days but how long the battle itself will be commemorated in the public consciousness remains to be seen.

1 comment:

  1. It is nice to see the media are paying attention to the battle. My uncle served as a gunner aboard one of the battleships at Jutland. He went on to serve as gunner aboard armed merchant ships in WW2. His was quite a generation.