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The Complex Maneuvering of WWI's Biggest Naval Battle

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The Complex Maneuvering of WWI's Biggest Naval Battle

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On May 31, 1916, a small skirmish between British and German warships would pave the way for the biggest naval confrontation of WWI--the infamous Battle of Jutland.

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Off the coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula in 1916, a fleet battle between British and German warships left thousands dead and destroyed the reputation of British Admiral John Jellicoe. But was he really to blame for all that went wrong or was he actually part of a smear campaign? A century later, his grandson joins a scientific expedition in hopes of setting the record straight. Watch as they scan the battle zone in forensic detail, find the ships that were lost, and reveal shocking truths about WWI's largest battle at sea.

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