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The Battle of Jutland

A talk by the very knowledgable Robert Urquhart
When Mar 09, 2017
from 07:30 PM to 08:45 PM
Where Upper Broughton Village Hall
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Contact Phone 01664 822458
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As the British Fleet returned to base on the morning of June 1st 1916, it steamed through a battle-field strewn with wrecks, the bodies of sailors and the detritus of the bloodiest naval battle in history. In this talk, the main events in the battle and those influencing its course are covered, providing an understanding of the key aspects. At the start of the war expectations of the Royal Navy where high, but it took almost two years for a clash of main fleets. At Jutland the German Navy was outnumbered and outmanoeuvred yet when they returned to harbour they claimed victory. By using eyewitness accounts and recollections from both sides, the talk progresses the battle from the perspective of those who risked life and limb in the largest and bloodiest naval battle in history.

Robert has written a book on the battle. He is Chairman of The Melton Mowbray & District Historical Society and worked closely with the Brooksby Hall Jutland Centenary group, who liaised with descendants of Admiral Beatty to prepare materials for a series of commemorative events held at Brooksby  in 1916.

Cost is £5 and includes a glass of wine

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