Winner of the Longman's History Today Book of the Year Award and the inaugural Westminster Medal for Military Literature
More than a century had gone by since the Battle of Trafalgar. Generation after generation of British naval captains had been dreaming ever since of a 'new' Trafalgar - a cataclysmic encounter which would decisively change a war's outcome. At last, in the summer of 1916, they thought their moment had come...
Andrew Gordon's extraordinary, gripping book brilliantly recreates the atmosphere of the British navy in the years leading up to Jutland and gives a superb account of the battle itself and its bitterly acrimonious aftermath.
Andrew Gordon teaches at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham. He has been a recipient of the Westminster Medal for Military Literature, and the Longman-History Today Book of the Year prize.