MAX SCHULTZ'S LAST RESTING - The Battle of Jutland - Centenary Initiative
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The tombstone of Max Schultz's grave in the Wilhelmshaven Friedhof.

The tombstone of Max Schultz’s grave in the Wilhelmshaven Friedhof.

Max Schultz was the VI Torpedo Boat Flotilla commander at Jutland and led SMS V.41 into attack Jellicoe’s Grand fleet battle line forcing the British Turn Away. Schultz and Jellicoe had know each other in China during the Boxer Rising. When the German had run out of food he asked Jellicoe, Seymour’s Chief of Staff. Jellicoe obliged and the two shared an egg and started a longer friendship.

It was a cold and wet morning when we visited. Appropriate as it was not unlike North Sea weather. The Friedhof is somewhere I always go to pay my respects when in Wilhelmshaven at the Naval Museum. It is beautifully and lovingly tended and landscaped. But it’s also a deeply moving and very sad place to reflect a while with the German fallen. There was little glory for the dead of either side.


  • Giles Pearman
    Posted at 10:29h, 18 April Reply

    Nick, this is a short but truly eloquent post. I’ve never been but it feels somewhere I should go.

  • Nick Jellicoe
    Posted at 14:09h, 18 April Reply

    Thanks Giles. It was a a couple of days ago on the end of a long leg…

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