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Extract from Jutland 100 Special

The Kaiser’s Navy described it as ‘Der Tag’ or The Day, which is what the British called it too. A long awaited reckoning. There had been so many damp squibs and hesitant clashes in the North Sea where the battle fleets nearly but not quite locked horns.

The British and German navies were like knife fighters in a darkened room, circling around each other, trying to gauge the best time to thrust ...

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