As the battle of Jutland was the only major naval engagement of the First World War, both of the belligerent powers have made claim to the plaudits for winning the battle. The experts and officers of the Royal Navy have argued back and forth with their opponents on the German side. It is refreshing that the battle is described in an unbiased book by a naval officer who is free from the nationalism commonly found. This was the purpose behind this volume by the American naval captain Thomas Frothingham, who writes in his preface that due to the mass of contradicting documents that “the Battle of Jutland has become one of the most misunderstood actions in history”.
He sets out the action in clear and concise terms, aided by a number of maps, to show the actual manoeuvres and clashes between the Royal Navy and the German High Seas Fleet.