(Image © Deutsches Marinemuseum)

'Jutland: The Unfinished Battle' - Centenary exhibition in Germany

Posted on centenarynews.com on 11 May 2016
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A special exhibition opens at the Deutches Marinemuseum on May 29th 2016 as part of a weekend of remembrance in Wilhelmshaven marking the centenary of the Battle of Jutland. 

Wilhelmshaven was Germany's principal North Sea naval base during the First World War, and it was from here that the High Seas Fleet sailed into its biggest battle with the British Royal Navy.

The Deutsches Marinemuseum aims to explore the events of the Skaggerakschlacht, as the Battle of Jutland is called in Germany, from both the German and British perspectives.

It will include items loaned from the UK, as well as an animation developed with Nick Jellicoe, grandson of the British Commander-in-Chief, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe. 

The battleship SMS Ostfriesland with the German High Seas Fleet on the evening of May 31st 1916 (Photo © Deutsches Marinemuseum)

'Jutland:The Unfinished Battle/ Seeschlacht ohne Sieger' (battle without winners in German) will also consider differing interpretations of the outcome over the past century.

Britain lost more men and ships in the series of clashes off the Danish coast that lasted barely more than 12 hours on May 31st/June 1st 1916.

But faced with continued British naval dominance, Germany again resorted to unrestricted submarine warfare.

Skagerrak: Seeschlacht Ohne Sieger/Jutland - The Unfinished Battle runs at the Deutsches Marinemuseum, Wilhelmshaven, from May 29th-October 31st 2016.

Images: © Deutsches Marinemuseum

Posted by CN Editorial Team