World War I The War at Sea – Oct 26

This year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the “Great War” in Europe, WW I. The world we live in today was in many ways created by this devastating and shocking war. The First World War is usually remembered for the battles fought in muddy trenches, but there was a war at sea fought around the world. World War I featured Jutland, the largest battle fought on the high seas between battleships. This presentation will detail the events leading up to the War, the new technology developed prior to the war and the battles at sea fought during the war, especially Jutland. The introduction of a new weapon, the submarine, will be discussed. Finally, the aftermath of the war and how it influenced the next war, WWII, will be explored. You’ll gain an appreciation of the role sea warfare played in World War I and how victories at sea influenced the results of the war.

October 26, 2017 Thursday, doors open at 6:30 pm, meet the speaker, see the displays.
SCHS general meeting and presentation
At Sperreng Middle School

The illustration above is from the web site:
which shows “The British Fleet sailing through the Narrow Seas
between the East Anglian Coast and the Dogger Bank.”

Get free book at the door, members and visitors alike, in the cafeteria in the lower level. Doors open at 6:30. Light refreshments. Meeting 7:00 pm. Presentation 7:30, “World War One, the War at Sea” by Ken Velten. Book; “Seeking a Newer World: The Fort Osage Journals and Letters of George Sibley” by Jeffrey Smith. George’s wife, Mary Easton Sibley, founded Lindenwood University.