Presentation on Battle of Jutland

Banbridge Library invites is hosting an illustrated presentation on the Battle of Jutland by Philip Orr, to mark the Decade of Centenaries

An old postcard of the Battle of Jutland.  INLT 20-657-CON
An old postcard of the Battle of Jutland. INLT 20-657-CON

It takes place on Tuesday, May 24 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

The Battle of Jutland took place between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet on May 31, 1916 in the North Sea, off the mainland of Denmark.

Although it was the only major naval battle of World War I, it became the largest sea battle in naval warfare history in terms of the numbers of battleships and battlecruisers engaged, bringing together the two most powerful naval forces in existence at that time.

The only afloat survivor HMS Caroline will be officially opened at the end of May in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter as a heritage visitor attraction.

Philip Orr is a playwright, war historian and author of a number of books and dramas that deal with aspects of Irish history, especially the Irish experience of World War One and the politics and culture of radical Protestants in the 18th century.

Admission to this event is free and everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact Banbridge Library (23 Scarva Road, BT32 3AD) on telephone: 028 4062 3973.