Tuesday, May 31, 2016

On this day in 1916: Battle of Jutland begins

The largest naval battle of World War I began on this day in 1916 as the British Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy faced off of the coast of Denmark in the Battle of Jutland. When the battle ended the next day both sides claimed victory, the British lost more men and ships, but the Germans remained cornered in the North Sea, unable to threaten the supply lanes to the British Isles.

Which means it was a strategic victory for the British.

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