Fife Cultural Trust

Fife Cultural Trust is a charitable trust which manages Fife Council's museums, archives, libraries, theatres and arts.

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Poster showing Churchill, Jellico and Beatty discussing the battle.

Jutland: The battle after the battle

  • 31 May 2016 7-8:15pm

Exactly a hundred year ago the British Grand Fleet under Admiral Jellicoe and Beatty met the German High Seas Fleet in the North Sea. It was a great disappointment, the Germans sank three major British ships (two of them based at Rosyth) before fleeing back to their bases. For more than twenty years the Royal Navy was divided about whether the cautious Jellicoe or the impetuous Beatty was responsible for the failure to annihilate the enemy.

Winston Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty before the war and appointed both Jellicoe and Beatty to command. He turned increasingly against Jellicoe over the years, and in his book The World Crisis he took sides in a dispute which threatened to cause a schism in the navy. Some reports on the battle were suppressed, and sensational ones were published. But the controversy caused the navy to rethink its tactics, and it was far more successful in the Second World War.

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  • 18+


  • english




Fife Cultural Trust
Iona House
Grantsmuir Road




01592 583204

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