1919-1923: Jutland in Tactics and Policy
The below documents include a selection of the dozens of papers written between 1919 and 1923 including analysis of the Battle of Jutland. Mostly on tactics, referring to the lessons to be drawn from the tactical decisions made by the British and German Fleet leadership, the Battle of Jutland became a key component in the curricular revolution set off by Admiral William S. Sims on his return from Britain following WWI.
Some names will be very familiar: Chester Nimitz, Joel Pringle, and Harold Stark. Some less so, but nearly all Naval War College graduates from these years went on not only to command the navy's new ships, but to lead the Navy through the trials of World War II.
More on Sims and the Naval War College's curriculum during the 1920s and 1930s will be included in the Naval Historical Collection's exhibition: 100 Years of Learning: The Battle of Jutland at the Naval War College, going live on May 9, 2016. Stay tuned!