The Last Days of the High Seas Fleet

From Mutiny to Scapa Flow
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Published:June 15, 2019
By Nicholas Jellicoe (Author)

On 21 June 1919 the ships of the German High Seas Fleet—interned at Scapa Flow since the Armistice—began to founder, taking their British custodians completely by surprise. In breach of agreed terms, the fleet dramatically scuttled itself in a well-planned operation that consigned nearly half a million tons, and 54 of 72 ships, to the bottom of the sheltered anchorage in a gesture of Wagnerian proportions. Using new material from German sources and a host of eye-witness testimonies, Nicholas Jellicoe meticulously reconstructs the circumstances of the scuttling itself and clearly lays out the aftermath for all parties involved.

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Product Details
  • Subject: World War I
  • Hardback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1526754584
  • ISBN-13: 9781526754585
  • Product Dimensions: 6.12 X 9.25 in
  • Shipping Weight: 19.68 oz

NICHOLAS JELLICOE has lived his whole life under the shadow of Jutland. The ongoing controversy surrounding his grandfather’s actions on that day inspired him to undertake a major investigation of the battle and an analysis of the arguments that followed. This book is the result.

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