With the Battle Cruisers

Young, Filson

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The single best work of reportage about the battlecruiser, ever, by a war correspondent who was with Beatty’s Battlecruiser Squadron at Jutland. Filson Young: the Bob Woodward of battlecruisers.

An excerpt:

Here, then, was the ideal type for which Lord Fisher in our conversations had so often sighed; and I was secretly disappointed when, on my mentioning Fisher’s name, Beatty merely smiled. And I was still more crestfallen when, a few days later, I spoke of Beatty enthusiastically to Lord Fish