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11 Nov JUTLAND1916.com LAUNCHES Nov.11th at 11:00 (GMT)

[video poster="http://www.jutland1916.com/wp-content/uploads/151029_Jutland_WebTeaser2-3-def.jpg" width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://www.jutland1916.com/wp-content/uploads/151029_Jutland_WebTeaser2-3.mp4.mp4"][/video]     The Battle of Jutland Centenary commemorative site opens today commemorating the fallen of both navies. It is being built (we’re not there quite yet!) for educators, historians and anyone seriously interested in understanding the decisive naval engagement of the First World...

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13 Oct OUTLINE OF JUTLAND PLANS ANNOUNCED

memorial-logo_web The outline of the plans for the commemoration of the Battle of Jutland were announced today. No details were given but they include commemoration services in St. Magnus Cathedral Kirkwall (Orkney) Wilhelmshaven and Laboe (Germany) and wreath-laying ceremonies in Scandinavia and, of course, the naval cemetery at Lyness. There will also be a meeting of the Royal Navy and the Deutsche Marine at the Jutland Banks as well as an opening ceremony on the only surviving ship from the battle, HMS Caroline, in Belfast. Many other commemorations will take place around the UK including Chatham, Plymouth and Portsmouth. The four Victoria Crosses awarded at Jutland will be specially commemorated to the memory to Boy First Class Jack Cornwell, Major Francis Harvey, Captain the Hon. Barry Bingham and Commander Loftus Jones.  
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07 Oct NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JUTLAND EXHIBITION


[caption id="attachment_15350" align="alignnone" width="433"]The National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich The National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich[/caption]  
  The National Maritime Museum has just announced the opening of the Jutland Centenary Exhibition for 2016. Jutland will be positioned as the turning point of the war at sea after which - when a Fleet-to-Fleet encounter was no longer seen as having a potentially favourable outcome - Germany turned to unrestricted submarine warfare in February 1917. By year's end, when it was clear that this alternative strategy had failed, the German navy's fighting morale started to collapse. Despite Jellicoe's success at defeating the submarine challenge, he was dismissed from the post of First Sea Lord on December 24th 1917, Christmas Eve.
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07 Oct “MORE LIKE SHIP’S BILGES THAN A TRAIN” – THE JOURNEY TO SCAPA FLOW

[caption id="attachment_15343" align="alignleft" width="300"]Glasgow No. 103 is the last remaining Highland Railway locomotive and could have been among those hauling the Jellicoe between Perth and Thurso. Copyright Dun_Deagh (Riverside Museum, Glasgow) Glasgow No. 103 is the last remaining Highland Railway locomotive and could have been among those hauling the Jellicoe between Perth and Thurso. Copyright Dun Deagh (Riverside Museum, Glasgow.[/caption]                     The plan to re-launch the Euston to Thurso "Jellicoe Special" will happen in February 2017, it own centenary. The trains originally took Welsh coal and crews up to the Grand fleet at Scapa Flow and stopped in at many of the bases en route, Cromarty, Rosyth and Invergordon. Most of the coal was hauled on the Great Western Railway  (GWR) trains as they moved around 90% of Welsh coal, known as the best around. Anyone who travelled on the Special, remembered it well. The trains were smoke-filled, draughty and cold. Often there weren't any passageways in the carriages. It was also a long journey, anywhere between 18 and 24 hours. Steam Dreams will operate the service which will end at Thurso and connect with a ferry link for the last stage of the Orkney journey.
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