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by Ersatz Yorck
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland
Replies: 50
Views: 25289

Re: Jutland

Scheer did the right thing, but I have always wondered why he turned back and put his head in the noose again? Probably a case of incomplete data about enemy dispositions, or just an error of judgement. Without repeating someone´s else´s findings here, Your suspect is correct. The explenation for t...
by Ersatz Yorck
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland
Replies: 50
Views: 25289

Re: Jutland

Byron, Germany already had most of Lorraine in its national territory as a source of iron ore. Alsace-Lorraine remember was part of Germany from 1871 to 1918. ..... RF, I need to track it down again, but I recall reading a comment attributed to Hindenburg to the effect that Germany could not have c...
by Ersatz Yorck
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland
Replies: 50
Views: 25289

Re: Jutland

I think there is one aspect here you have overlooked. If the Germans had a crushing victory at Jutland, they could use their forces in the North Sea to carry out the Kaisers' plan to invade eastern England. A German landing in force in East Anglia would have huge strategic consequences. Especially ...
by Ersatz Yorck
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland
Replies: 50
Views: 25289

Re: Jutland

An overwhelming British victory at Jutland would have been amazing, but.......how would it have affected the course or the war? Actually, when I think about it, an even more interesting question is "How would an overwhelming German victory at Jutland have affected the course of the the war?". In mo...
by Ersatz Yorck
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland
Replies: 50
Views: 25289

Re: Jutland

An overwhelming British victory at Jutland would have been amazing, but.......how would it have affected the course or the war? I would be tempted to say "not very much", as the Entente won anyway. However, there might have been details in the way the war was fought out. A couple of possibilities: ...
by Ersatz Yorck
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland
Replies: 50
Views: 25289

Re: Jutland

The High Seas Fleet would have been crushed, starting with the best dreadnoughts leading the German line. It was never a matter of sighting an approaching British fleet. Scheer only became aware of the presence of the deploying Grand Fleet when it suddenly opened fire upon the head of his battle-li...