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History of the Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Jellicoe (1859-1935), earlier Sir John Jellicoe.

The following commentary about Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Jellicoe (1859-1935), earlier Sir John Jellicoe. in the Churchill Era is produced by the Churchill College (Cambridge): British commander at the Battle of Jutland.

Jellicoe entered the Navy in 1872, commanding the Atlantic Fleet from 1910 – 1911 and the Second Division Home Fleet 1911 – 1912. He was chosen by “Jacky” Fisher to command the British Grand Fleet in 1914. After Jutland he was First Sea Lord, but was removed by Lloyd George in 1917. In 1919 he became Admiral of the Fleet, and he served as Governor-General of New Zealand 1920 – 1924.

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  • Article Name: John Jellicoe
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  • Description: History of the Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Jellicoe (1859-1935), earlier Sir John Jellicoe. The following commentary [...]

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