"Indoctrination makes effective co-ordination possible.
Effective co-ordination makes concentration possible.
Effective concentration combined with the spirit of
the offensive makes victory probable." —Captain C. T. Vogelcesang, U. S. Navy.
Numerous accounts of the Battle of Jutland have been published from British sources. Admiral Jellicoe's book, "The Grand Fleet, 1914-1916," presents a detailed description of the battle from the viewpoint of the commander-in-chief of the British forces engaged and gives the reasons for the various moves made by the British throughout the action. This volume also contains the complete official report of the battle which was published in deleted form soon after it was fought. While Admiral Jellicoe's description of the night action is the most complete thus far published, further information on this interesting phase of the battle is very desirable. A special effort has been made in this paper to reconstruct the details of this action from the incomplete information available.