The Battle of Jutland (1916)
The naval battle fought by the British Navy against the German Navy was the largest sea battle in World War I.
Battle of Jutland, naval battle, Beatty, von Hipper, Jellicoe, battleship, fleet, world war, cruiser, German, British, battle, lead ship, commander, Germans, history
Site of the battle
Events of the battle
Stage 1 (1 June 1916, 15:20)
At the beginning of the battle, the two scouting cruiser fleets clashed. Admiral Beatty´s 6 cruisers and Admiral von Hipper´s 5 cruisers opened fire at 15:20. The Germans sank 2 British cruisers and might have destroyed the entire fleet.
Stage 2 (1 June 1916, late afternoon)
Beatty´s damaged squadron was saved by the arrival of the Grand Fleet, under Jellicoe´s command. As soon as Von Hipper saw the overpowering British forces, he gave up chasing the British cruisers. The British fleet sailed southwards and attempted to surround the German fleet, now completed with the German Main fleet under Scheer´s command.
Stage 3 (1 June 1916, evening)
The British fleet moved further south, in order to gain a strategic advantage. The German fleet attempted to break through the British line twice - unsuccessfully. Despite the risky German manoeuvres, the British fleet suffered greater losses.
Stage 4 (1 June 1916, night)
After nightfall, Scheer turned towards the north, so when the German fleet attacked the British fleet (still moving south) for the third time, they were successful against the weaker, northern end of the British line. They caused serious damage to the British fleet while losing only one battleship themselves. Although the result was indecisive, the Germans claimed a tactical victory, due to the British losses.
The Ottoman fleet suffered a catastrophic defeat by the fleet of the Holy League.
One of the most important battles of World War II proved to be a turning point of the War in the Pacific
The British Royal Fleet led by Admiral Lord Nelson defeated the combined Franco-Spanish fleet in the naval battle during the Napoleonic Wars.
During World War I France was part of the military alliance called ´Triple Entente´.
Submarines had an important role in naval warfare as early as World War I.
Tanks developed in the mid-1910s quickly became the most important weapons of land-based military operations.
In the battle fought at the shores of Hellas, Octavian won a decisive victory over Marcus Antonius.
World War I brought major changes in military technology, due to the development of new weapons.
The United States entered World War II after the devastating attack by the Japanese navy.
The battle ended with the victory of William the Conqueror´s Norman army over the English.
Scipio’s Roman army defeated Hannibal’s Punic army in the battle fought during the 2nd Punic war in Africa.
Place the sites of notable battles in history on a blank map.
The tactics of the Hungarian light cavalry included pretending to retreat, tempting their opponents into breaking their ranks, after which the Hungarians...