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Title:
Flawed victory : Jutland, 1916
Author:
Yates, Keith, 1928-
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Publication Information:
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xviii, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557509819
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Book

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With style and verve, Yates expertly analyzes the Battle of Jutland and the post-war controversy.


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The 1916 Battle of Jutland between Britain's Grand Fleet and Germany's High Seas Fleet was the culmination of a generation-long naval race between the two nations. Despite the enormous resources each side had devoted to the construction of its fleet, neither emerged from the battle content with its outcome. The result has been a flood of literature that Yates attempts to resolve in this book. He demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the background and course of the battle, and his description of the complicated maneuvers of the fleets is clear and immensely readable. His judgments of the commanders--particularly the British admirals Sir John Jellicoe and Sir David Beatty--are judicious, and his discussion of the postwar controversy between the supporters of these two men is extremely interesting and valuable. As Yates freely admits, however, it was not his intention to write a scholarly book, and he has relied almost completely on published secondary sources. As a result, while general readers will find this an extremely interesting and valuable account, scholars will find nothing really new here. Any library serving naval history enthusiasts. ; Lycoming College