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Last Chance to See – 36 Hours: Jutland 1916 Exhibition

Photo: HMS Warspite and HMS Malaya during the Battle of Jutland.


The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Battle of Jutland centenary exhibition 36 Hours: Jutland 1916: The Battle That Won The War closes to general visitors on
29 November 2018.

The exhibition, which has run for two years, was a once-in-a-generation opportunity to view the National Museum’s collection together with objects from
21 private lenders and five public organisations, including IWM (Imperial War Museums.)

How news of the battle was reported at home. (Courtesy NMRN)

As of October 2018, 190,765 people had visited the powerful display, which marked the centenary of the climatic clash between the Grand Fleet and its German counterpart
as they vied for supremacy.

It set out to challenge the belief that Jutland was a German victory and presented the battle as a British victory, both tactically and strategically. A major debate was held, chaired by historian and broadcaster Dan Snow, and included renowned Jutland
author Dr Andrew Gordon.

Running alongside the exhibition an interactive map was created as a record of the individuals involved in the battle. All data is mapped and linked geographically providing a clear picture of those involved, where they served and where they came from. Memories of sailors were shared within the messages section and icons with categories including sailors, memorials, places and schools provide key information through an immersive browsing experience. The map offers layers of information, integrating a historical overlay provided by the Scottish Archive, to show the country as it was in 1916.

To date the map has 7,850 records of British and German sailors; involved
1,677 individuals in recording crew details; recorded 4,016 unique surnames
and assessed that some 45 million individuals in the UK have a potential family connection.

A still showing the interactive Jutland map focused on the battle casualty closest to Britain at War HQ.

The map is available at:

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