Jutland: WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle
Of all the clashes between the British and German navies in the 20th Century, the Battle of Jutland during the First World War was the biggest and the deadliest. Britain had more ships and superior firepower. The public expected a walkover. But the outcome of the battle shook the nation to its core.
Thousands of British sailors lost their lives in less than 24-hours. In the recriminations that followed, the truth was distorted. Signatures were forged. Documents were tampered with.
Join the intriguing present-day quest of the grandson of the British commander, Admiral Jellicoe. Nick Jellicoe is on a mission to discover the truth behind the controversial reputation of his ancestor – whom Churchill described as “the only man on either side who could lose the war in an afternoon”. In the course of his journey, Nick uncovers unknown aspects of the battle itself and clues that throw official accounts into doubt.