The Fog of (naval) war: Jutland, 1916 by Dr Scott Lindgren
17 Jul

The Fog of (naval) War: Jutland, 1916 by Dr Scott Lindgren

The Battle of Jutland, 1916, was the only time the British Grand Fleet under Sir John Jellicoe, and the German High Sea Fleet under Reinhard Scheer would meet in battle. The largest purely naval engagement of the conflict, it is also one of the most controversial battles in naval history, both for the major losses suffered by both sides, its apparently inconclusive nature, and the subsequent service infighting that flared up after the war. This talk provides an overview of the context to the engagement, the engagement itself, explains why key events occurred, and discusses some conclusions that can be drawn.

Dr Scott Lindgren is a naval and maritime historian specialising in the 19th and 20th Centuries. After completing his MA in Maritime History at the University of Hull in 2006, he was asked by his mentor and great friend, the late Professor Eric Grove, to become his PhD student at the University of Salford. He completed his doctorate with a thesis entitled 'The Genesis of a Cruiser Navy: British First-Class Cruiser Development 1884-1909'.

Scott spent 15 years lecturing / tutoring naval and local history modules for the University of Hull, spanning eras from the Classical period to the beginning of the 21st Century. He subsequently accepted an Honorary Research Fellowship, played a key role in the Lloyds Registry Archive research project, and has worked as an editorial assistant, peer reviewer, book reviewer and membership secretary for the International Journal of Maritime History.

Scott now works as a freelance naval / maritime historian, lecturing widely to an international audience, giving talks to specialist and non-specialist interest groups, and conducting research for private clients and commercial bodies. In his free time, he is an internationally known designer of high-end loudspeakers, an amateur field-recording enthusiast, and a committee member of Hull Greyhound Rescue.

This meeting will be held in Cobham.  Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome.  We ask for a modest £5 donation on the door.  This includes tea, coffee and biscuits at the break (before the Q&A session with the speaker).

Members joining us at Cobham can use our cashless card system and use their credit card/phone with the reader that will be available at the signing-in desk.

To help make things easier and safer, we are asking those coming to Cobham to bring their own mug for coffee or tea.

Scott’s talk starts at 7:45pm.  Doors open at Cobham at 7:00pm and the meeting starts at 7:30pm.  PLEASE NOTE – this meeting is starting 15 minutes earlier than usual.

The picture shows HMS Iron Duke, Jellicoe’s flagship during the Battle of Jutland.  IWM (Q 75209)

Cobham Day Centre, Lushington Drive, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LY, UK
17 Jul 2024 19:30