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Richmond WW1 Diary 10 June 1916

Jutland reports As news from Jutland began to reach home, the Richmond & Twickenham Times of 10 June carried its first reports of the naval battle. The paper proclaimed the battle as a victory noting “It was with disgust that crews reached port last weekend to find the Press bemoaning the heavy losses”. The paper told the story…

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Richmond WW1 Diary 31 May 1916

Battle of Jutland The Battle of Jutland was fought between the British and German fleets off the coast of Denmark in May 1916. It was the only large naval battle of the war and British losses were sudden and spectacular. And, despite Germany claiming a victory, the German fleet was also severely compromised. East Sheen resident,…