The Men and Ships of the Battle of Jutland

Wednesday 1 June 2022


Tim Gooch

The First World War is remembered primarily as a conflict of armies, but the war at sea was every bit as significant for the war effort, and arduous for the men who fought it. This talk will use the Battle of Jutland as a window into the naval war, tracing the background, events and aftermath of the battle to highlight the lives and everyday heroism of the officers and men who manned the ships. Tim Gooch will explore these points, and ask how they inform how the war is remembered and recorded. As the world wars pass out of living memory, how do we want them to be remembered?