UK National Maritime Museum announces exhibition on Battle of Jutland

Posted on on 07 October 2015
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The UK National Maritime Museum has announced that it's holding a major new exhibition on the Battle of Jutland from 20 May 2016 to 2018 - called 'Jutland: the Battle and its Legacies',

The battle, on May 31st 1916, was between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet. It was the largest naval battle of the conflict, involving 279 ships.

For the selection of content for the exhibition, the museum has collaborated with the grandson of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, the commander of the British fleet.

The museum, in a press release issued today, describes the exhibition as folows:

"Both sides suffered heavy losses in ships and men, but despite being the biggest naval surface engagement to date Jutland was one of the most keenly-felt disappointments of the war, with neither side achieving a decisive victor.

"Visitors to the exhibition will learn of the battle and the experience of serving aboard British and German warships through objects such as paintings, photographs, ship models and plans, sailor-made craft work, medals and eyewitness accounts.

"The exhibition will also cover the immediate aftermath of the battle, as well as the protracted controversies it generated which continue to this day."

HMS Temeraire, which took part in the Battle of Jutland, at the 1909 Review (P00026) © National Maritime Museum, London

The National Maritime Museum website.

Read more about the Battle of Jutland here.