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06 Oct JUTLAND.THE UNFINISHED BATTLE.

[caption id="attachment_15311" align="alignnone" width="282"] The provisional jacket cover for my new book which is due to be published March 2016[/caption]   My book will be published in March 2016 in the UK by Rob Gardiner's Seaforth Publishing and in the United States by the Naval Institute Press.  It has been...

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06 Oct THE ROYAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL COMMEMORATES JUTLAND

[caption id="attachment_15304" align="alignnone" width="224"] The Rob Mann (l), David Barker(r) and students at the Royal Hospital School.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_15223" align="alignright" width="508"] The 710 student strong school was completed in 1933.[/caption] In 1694, Queen Mary created an orphanage for children of naval personnel who died at sea in...

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17 Sep DANISH SEA WAR MUSEUM TV REPORTS

[caption id="attachment_15248" align="alignnone" width="300"] The new Danish Sea War Museum in Thyborøn, Denmark.[/caption]   You can find some of the on the spot commentary from one of the Danish TV stations both from Gert Normann Andersen and myself. Just click below for the links: Gert Normann Andersen profile...

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16 Sep WILLKOMMEN ZUM MARINE-ARCHIV MITGLIEDSCHAFT

[caption id="attachment_15093" align="alignnone" width="360"] Nick Jellicoe's visit to HMS Caroline in Belfast before her reconstruction starts.[/caption]   Leider ist mein Deutsch ist ein bißchen röstig und unbenutzt , aber ich möchte Sie herzlich willkommen auf den Jütland / Skagerrak Blog. Mitte November werden wir auch starten Sie die Website,...

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16 Sep SOME RECENT JUTLAND / SKAGERRAKSCHLACHT ARTICLES

BILD - THE MISCALCULATIONS OF JUTLAND http://www.welt.de/geschichte/article146429037/Die-vielen-Fehlkalkulationen-der-Skagerrak-Schlacht.html DIE WELT - THE CRUEL SUBMARINE WAR http://www.welt.de/geschichte/article133340815/So-grausam-war-der-U-Boot-Krieg-wirklich.html DIE WELT - HOW THE LÜTZOW MET HER END http://www.welt.de/geschichte/article145944151/So-sank-der-beruehmte-Schlachtkreuzer-SMS-Luetzow.html...

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15 Sep NOW OPEN : THE NEW SEA WAR MUSEUM

[caption id="attachment_15268" align="alignleft" width="382"]The restored conning tower of the British submarine, the E-50. In the background, HMS Iron Duke's Union Jack. The restored conning tower of the British submarine, the E-50. In the background, HMS Iron Duke's Union Jack.[/caption]  
  Gert Normann Andersen's dream of the Sea War museum is now a reality. This afternoon, over 200 guests and VIPs gathered in the small northern Danish fishing village of Thyborøn to view the unique treasures that Gert has been collecting over a lifetime. It's an astonishing accomplishment and a tribute to a a quiet and very modest man full of passion, determination and great heart. The success has only been accomplished by a tremendous team effort - Gert Normann, architect Eskild Bjerre Laursen and the community of Lemvig, represented by the Mayor, Erik Flvyholm. The spirit of this team's close collaboration was very evident.   The museum tells the story of the First World War's naval struggle without commentary, without bias, wanting visitors to take their own impressions and opinions with them when they leave. But once inside it's hard to leave. Visitors are taken through the war years in a fascinating series of experiences and artefacts. Each room, each corner has its own story. From U-22's torpedoing of the three old British cruisers, MHS Hogue, Cressy and Aboukir, the scuttling of the German fleet at Scapa Flow but also the terrible physical and mental suffering that the  war left in its wake.   The next dream is already on the horizon. A Jutland Memorial Park is in the final stages of planning and is hoped to be opened in time for the Centenary in 2016.
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14 Sep VISIONARY

[caption id="attachment_15247" align="alignnone" width="300"] Gert Normann Andersen putting the finishing touches to the exhibits at the Sea War museum, Thyborøn Denmark.[/caption] The new Sea War museum in Thyborøn, Denmark will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, September 16th. The museum is the vision of...

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