The Battle of Jutland – 100 years of memories
May 31st marks the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Jutland where the main fleets of the British and German navies fought on the eastern side of the North Sea. The so-called Duke of Edinburgh, whose real name is Philip, although I’m unsure of his surname, and a woman who is referred to as Princess Anne, despite being over 13 years old (which normally disqualifies you from being referred to as ‘Princess’), will be there to commemorate it.
It was the largest naval battle of World War I and, according to our history books, played a decisive role in the allied ‘victory’ two years later. Two years?
The ‘scores’ of the battle are laid out as if they are some sociopath’s cricket scores, which is quite possibly how they were viewed at the time:
3 armoured cruisers
(113,300 tons sunk)
4 light cruisers
(62,300 tons sunk)
Since it was a branch of their family who started the First World War, shouldn’t the ‘Royals’ be in Orkney to apologise rather than commemorate?
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