Germans announce victory over British at Battle of Jutland

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con-imprisonment boarding-house a at nf a in to or re- Com- SPECIAL MORNING EXPRESS BERLIN DELIGHTED. STORY OP VICTORY OVER SUPERIOR NUMBERS. (Press Association War Special.) Amsterdam, Friday. A semi-official Berlin telegram says: The brilliant victory which our fleet lias gained over the British has caused the liveliest; joy and satisfaction among the whole German people. All the papers interpret these feel- intrs. Captain Persius writes in the "Berliner Tageblatt"-:. On the British side the losses were exceedingly hpairv? m mrr eide exceedingly smalL and in proportion to the results obtained extraordinarily small. Our Hish Sea Fleet, in. open sea-Dame, without anv support from coast fortifications gave victorious battle to the mightiest fleet in the world. The whole of Germany ttianKs tne Commander-in-Chief and all the commanders and crews. The " Tageszeitung " says:- The greatest modern sea-battle was fought in this encounter in the North Sea. Taking into consideration the tremendous modem engines of battle and the fact that our bluejackets were confronted with the main force of the British battle fleet it surpasses vjiy much all othpr - sea battles. at least since the invention of armour-plated ships. In this contest our fleet behaved with the greatest brilliaice. The loss of three of the most powerful British Dreadnoughts is not set off by the German" losses ; moreover, tlua suc cess wias obtained against a considerable numerical superiority of ships. Our young navy showed a tremendous intrinsic superiority over the first and "largest fleet in the world. It has gained a most brilliant success, and has covered its flag with immortal glory. As showing the extent of the German vic tory, tho papers emphasise that the British have lost in larco battle units more than 100,000 tons, whereas the Germans have only lost 13,200 tons, apart irom the quality of the ships destroyed. Tho proportion of losses is the eame as regards small vessels. . GREAT JOY AND EXTRAORDINARY ENTHUSIASM. (Pbbss Association War Special.) - Amsterdam, Friday". A telegram from Dresden 'states that the King of Saxony to-day-sent .the following telegram to the. Kaiser-: " . - With great joy and extraordinary enthusiasm 1 have just learnt of the brilliant victory of our fleet oyer the considerably stronger' main part of the English 'battle fleet; :This is one of the finest days of this serious time for our Father-laud. Our fleet showed itself absolutely the equal of the army.

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  1. The Guardian,
  2. 03 Jun 1916, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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