Book Review-‘Jutland 1916: The archaeology of a naval battlefield’ by I. McCartney

By Robert J.C. Mowat, published December 2020


In recent years Innes McCartney has been recognized as a leading exponent of underwater research, most notably into the wrecks of First World War warships and submarines within the North Sea and English Channel. His studies have characteristically combined the use of advanced techniques of underwater survey and technical diving with documentary and historical research of exemplary quality, detailed analysis of the taphonomic (‘site formation’) processes of individual wrecks, and consideration of the legal and practical aspects of preservation (including ‘salvage’ and ‘recovery’).

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Filed under: WW1 | North Sea
Subjects include: Archaeology

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