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Jutland: World War I's Greatest Naval Battle
During the first two years of World War I, Germany struggled to overcome a crippling British blockade of its mercantile shipping lanes. With only sixteen dreadnought-class battleships compared to the renowned British Royal Navy's twenty-eight, the German High Seas Fleet stood little chance of winning a direct fight. The Germans staged raids in the North Sea and bombarded E ...more
Hardcover, Foreign Military Studies, 397 pages
Published October 23rd 2015 by University Press of Kentucky
(first published October 22nd 2015)
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Published for the centenerary of the battle, this collection of essays had its origin in a 2006 conference which invited global experts to reassess and challenge traditional narratives of the North Sea clash--the major corrective being a far fuller role for the German navy, from its ordinary sailors to the naval high command, and ranges from tactical pieces of the battle to more sweeping strategic considerations. The addition of domestic reactions, and the presence of Jutland in German film was ...more
Michael Epkenhans is a German military historian known for his works dealing with the German Imperial Navy. He was the director of the Otto-von-Bismarck-Stiftung in Friedrichsruh from 1996 to 2009. In February 2009 he became the director of research for the Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt der Bundeswehr in Potsdam, now the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr.