Monday, February 22, 2016
Mapping the Battle of Jutland
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland. The battle was the largest naval battle of the First World War and was fought between the British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet and the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet. As a result of the battle the British lost 6,784 lives and the German's lost 3,039 men.
36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle that Won the War is an interactive map built to recognize the 100th anniversary of the battle and to commemorate the thousands of sailors who lost their lives. The map, created by the UK's National Museum of the Royal Navy, plots the locations of the Royal Navy's Battlecruisers, Destoyers and other ships involved in the battle.
The map also plots the home towns of the thousands of British sailors who fought in the Battle of Jutland. The map itself provides brief information on both the ships and the sailors involved in the battle. However there is a huge database of information behind the map and if you click-through on the pen portraits provided you can learn a lot more about the individual ships and the sailors involved in the battle.
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