Art: Jutland on Canvas

In May 1916, Captain Ernest Clegg, a British company commander on the Western Front, went to London on leave. While there, he was invited to visit his old friend Captain Kiddle of the dreadnought Revenge, which was anchored with the rest of the British Grand Fleet in Scapa Flow. Mrs. Clegg thought it would be a nice change for her husband, packed him off to Scotland. An hour after Captain Kiddle welcomed his guest on his quarterdeck, the Grand Fleet steamed out on emergency orders and the Battle of Jutland, greatest modern naval engagement, was on.

Infantryman Clegg had a box seat....

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