Books: Famous Victory

THE RIDDLE OF JUTLAND — Langhorne Gibson & Vice-Admiral J. E. T. Harper—Coward-McCann ($4).

"But what good came of it at last?" Quoth little Peterkin. "Why, that I cannot tell," said he; "But 'twas a famous victory."

—Robert Southey.

Biggest naval battle of the Great War, according to the Germans, was the victory of their High Sea Fleet at Skagerrak, May 31, 1916; according to the British, the victory of their Grand Fleet at Jutland, the same date. As even little Peterkin or little Wilhelmine might have pointed out, this could hardly be so, since the two battles...

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