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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 4 March 30, 1938

The Battle of Justland

The Battle of Justland.

"I fought in the battle of Jutland." the Count continued, and punctuated the following words with violent gestures and explosive emphasis, relieving the scene again in all its grandeur and horror. "You have never seen anything like it. By Jove, it was not to be believed! You people at home do not know-you cannot imagine it. There were six hundred ships fighting—six hundred! And we pumped thousands of pounds of steel into the English ships-pumped, oh so many thousands of pounds of steel. And each side was fighting for a new tradition. But though the ships were destroyed, you could not destroy the energies of the two nations fighting—oh no! There was no question of a victory-no hate between those fighting. There was no victory because there was nothing to defeat. Let us shake hands in admiration of each other, we said. And the flame bursting from the guns-by Jove, it was terrible."