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‘Weary Waiting Is Hard Indeed’: The Grand Fleet After Jutland

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The Grand Fleet is defined as the capital ships based at Scapa Flow and Rosyth and supporting elements based at harbours along the British East Coast. This chapter look at changes in strategic command and direction which were made during the period, plans to break the strategic deadlock in the North Sea, and operations which actually took place. Faced with victory, but a victory of the most unconvincing and dissatisfying sort, what were the British to do to remain active and confident as 1916 drew to a close and the war dragged on through 1917? More importantly, how were the men of the Grand Fleet, arguably the greatest assembly of largely inactive technology and manpower in the world at the time, to hold up their heads as their brothers in khaki laid down their lives by the hundreds of thousand on the Western Front?.

Keywords: Grand Fleet; Jutland; Western Front

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