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Casualties at the Battle of Jutland – reading the tragedies behind the statistics PART III

A METAL STORM

On board the Warspite, things were little better. One heavy shell had penetrated through, again to a six inch gun deck, igniting the cordite charges in one battery which then burst into flame, creating casualties as well as terrible burns amongst the gun crews. 905 more words

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Battlecruisers

The term “Battlecruiser” was a classification of warship that emerged in the early 1900s. At the time the Battleship was the epitome of sea power and in the build up to World War One a rapid arms race saw the building of bigger and better battleships culminating in the all-big gun Dreadnoughts. 1,073 more words

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scottnolan14 reblogged this on WarshipWeirdo and commented:

This is an excellent explanation of the difference beween Battleships and Battlecruisers, for those intrigued by the terrible losses at Jutland.

Casualties at the Battle of Jutland – reading the tragedies behind the statistics - PART II

RUN TO THE SOUTH

Into this maelstrom of wreckage, smoke and falling shells swept the 5th Battle Squadron, delayed a full 10 minutes by Beatty’s uncommunicated turn towards the German line. 791 more words

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Casualties at the Battle of Jutland – reading the tragedies behind the statistics

Hey all! Anybody here? Oh, there’s one awkward looking guy in the…no, that’s a mirror. This is my 21st all over again. Sigh. WELL, for all my FUTURE hordes of followers, and in honor of this being my first blog and the first post, I have decided to put up a series about the battle of Jutland – examining the horrific casualties, their causes and the birth of modern plastic surgery. 812 more words

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