Search results for Admiral David Beatty.

Götterdämerung – June 1919 The End of the German High Seas Fleet by Robin Brodhurst

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The surrender and scuttling of the Kaiser’s High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands is a perfect example of the folly of war, of man’s inhumanity to man, but also of the ingenuity of the human mind, featuring, as it does, two men who are perhaps archetypal examples of great British eccentricity and thus to be celebrated. Kiel Mutiny:…


The Last Naval Hero: The extraordinary story of David, 1st Earl Beatty by Roy Smart

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Blessed with the Nelson touch, an matinee-idol image, and a ruthless and charismatic personality, Beatty rose with meteoric speed from Cadet to First Sea Lord and to Statesman. This talk discusses his rapidly increasing fame and fortune, his marriage to an opulent, hedonistic American socialite, Ethel, and his role as a national hero. It examines h…