Capitulation at Scapa


Allan George depicts the final naval engagements of the Great War.

When The Guns Fell Silent November 1918

HMS Cardiff leading the German High Seas Fleet into Scapa.

One hundred years ago, on Thursday 21 November 1918, three lines of warships, the centre one bedraggled, the outer ones smart, sharp and at action stations, steamed into the Firth of Forth. The outer lines were the ships of Britain’s Grand Fleet, the inner line the German High Seas Fleet on its way to internment and eventual surrender.


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