Battle of Jutland began off Denmark 100 years ago this hour (May 31 1916)

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(Wednesday May 31, 1916, 3:48 p.m. CEST; during World War I) — The Battle of Jutland, a naval battle fought by the British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet against the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet, began today in the North Sea, near the coast of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula.

The battle ended the next morning with a strategic British victory. There was no clear-cut victor, although the British suffered heavier losses.

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