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‘Impressive in Futility' the German High Seas Fleet - by Prof John Derry


One of the reasons for growing Anglo-German antagonism before 1914 was the German decision to build a modern battlefleet, with the consequent Anglo-German naval race. Though the German High Seas Fleet was an excellent navy – well-trained officers and men, superbly designed capital ships and outstanding gunnery – it was never able to break the Royal…

The High Sea Fleet - a talk by Prof. John Derry


The great Prof. John Derry makes his annual return to the Durham branch. This year's talk will be on the German Navy during the First World War.   All are welcome.