BATTLE OF JUTLAND COMMEMORATION

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BATTLE OF JUTLAND COMMEMORATION

Post by riverman » Sat May 14, 2016 7:31 pm

The one hundreth anniversary this month of the Battle Of Jutland was commemorated in Helensburgh today.

The Battle Of Jutland was fought over 36 hours-from 31 May to 1 June 1916.
More than 8,500 were killed in total, 6,000 British, 2,500 German.
One thousand men lost their lives when a magazine exploded on the British battlecruiser HMS INDEFATIGABLE.
There was no clear winner in this battle, but it did convince the German Navy never again to challenge the British Navy in the North Sea.
There were four Victoria Crosses awarded after the Battle, one for Jack Cornwell of HMS CHESTER.
The last surviving veteran of the battle, Henry Allingham, a British RAF Airman, died on 18 July 2009, aged 113, by which time he was one of the last surviving veterans of the First World War. From JUTLAND 100, ACT OF REMEMBRANCE.
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Post by riverman » Sat May 14, 2016 7:33 pm

Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh.
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Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh.
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Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh.
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