I know, yet another book about the Battle of Jutland! I've lost track of how many books on Jutland have been issued or reissued to mark the centenary of the battle. Some have been better than others and this is one of the better volumes. In this book the author, Richard Osborne, draws on the words of the key players to examine the many disputes, controversies and myths that have surrounded this battle throughout the intervening 100 years. It contains a fairly straightforward account of the battle itself, but what makes this book different is that, wherever possible, the story of the battle is told through newspaper accounts, official documents and eyewitness accounts. What I found particularly interesting about this book was its examination of events after the battle was over. Press coverage of the battle was viewed around the world are fully investigated. There is no denying that the press was mishandled by the Admiralty following the battle and one long overdue result was the establishment.. Read more
Warship World, November – December 2016 - reviewed by PJS
The text has translated well and provides a flowing and readable account by one of Germany's most respected Admirals. There is also a very useful introduction by Marcus Falkner and Andrew Lambert.
This is a natural addition to any library of WWI, or naval, history. It is a very valuable insight into how German militarism has, and continues to have a significant affect on Europe.