What is it about?
British Naval Intelligence may have been the first organisation in the world to exploit prisoner-of-war interrogation as a structured, systematic source of information. Over the two years following the cataclysmic naval battle this resource was exploited to derive a picture of what had gone wrong - and right - from the other side.
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Why is it important?
Millions of words have been written about the Battle of Jutland, most of them from the lofty perspective of hindsight. This review provides a fresh insight by listening to the voices of participants on the German side, from stokers to gunnery officers, who have not been heard before.
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This page is a summary of: The Battle of Jutland, Through a Looking-glass, The Mariner s Mirror, October 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.2019.1665340.
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