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February 2nd, 2012


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04:26 pm - #21
At a slow point, yesterday, I finished reading an ebook, Osprey Campaign #72: Jutland 1916: Clash of the Dreadnoughts. There was some pretty good photography, good plates, good maps. The text covered the subject well.

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From:uvula_fr_b4
Date:February 4th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
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There was a depressing bit of trivia about this battle in Günther Graß's novel The Tin Drum: there were so many corpses in the water afterward that there was a bumper crop of eels for the next few years.

So, setting aside the competing claims of the Brits and the Germans for "victory," it would seem that the only true winners of the Battle of Jutland were the eels -- and the eel fishermen.

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From:mycroftca
Date:February 4th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Tactical victory, Germany. Strategic victory, United Kingdom. Moray victory, eels.

I remember seeing the movie, and the eel fishing.

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From:uvula_fr_b4
Date:February 5th, 2012 05:41 am (UTC)
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Yeah, the actual from-shore eel fishing: an even more disgusting use of a horse's head than the one in The Godfather.
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From:mycroftca
Date:February 5th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
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Amen.
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