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064: April 2002


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'Impressive in its Futility: The Case of the German High Seas Fleet' by Professor John Derry


Professor John Derry will be giving a talk on the German High Seas Fleet. One of the reasons for growing Anglo-German antagonism before 1914 was the German decision to build a modern battlefleet, triggering a naval arms race. Though the German High Seas Fleet was an excellent navy – well-trained officers and men, superbly designed capital ships an…

Stand To! 1 to 116 Full Contents Listing


Stand To! 1-116 Contents    Stand To  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care o…

'The Story of the Last Men Killed in Action' a talk by Paul Blurton


The main theme of Paul's talk is the actions that contributed to the deaths in action of both Allied and German troops after the Armistice of 11 November 1918. Reference will be made to all theatres of action after 11 November 1918 but will concentrate upon the deployment of the fourteen Allied nations that contributed to the invasion of Russia 19…

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


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:…

Scuttling of the German Fleet at Scapa Flow, 21 June 1919 by Tim Stoneman


At the end of the war there was much debate concerning the German navy. It was agreed by the allies that the U-Boat fleet must be surrendered with no possibility of being returned but there was disagreement as to the High Seas Fleet. Several of the allies wanted to distribute the ships amongst themselves but the British were wary of this as it woul…

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