The Blooding Of The Guns
Soho, Nov 2001, 24.00, 286 pp.
On May 30, 1916, the biggest naval battle of World War I occurred as the English fleet of 150 ships containing sixty thousand sailors fought the German armada of 100 vessels with forty-five thousand on board. Unlike the soldiers fighting in the continental trenches, most of those in this Battle of Jutland taste war for the first time.
On the British destroyer Lanyard, sub-lieutenant Nick...