War at Sea: Scotland’s Story
Two-part documentary telling the story of the battle for control of the North Sea during the First World War.
Part 1: Dreadnoughts of Scapa Flow
As the Great War began, the Royal Navy rushed to Orkney’s great natural harbour, Scapa Flow.David Hayman uncovers the compelling characters of the little-known naval war – cautious Admiral Jellicoe and Admiral Beatty, a playboy. The story of great technologies and epic battles for control of the North Sea.
Part 2: Battle of the U Boats
In April 1917, German U-boats were sinking a dozen British ships every day. The first sea lord, Jellicoe, warned that Britain might not be able to carry on fighting into 1918.In the second of this two-part series, David Hayman explores Germany’s World War One U-boat threat and the fascinating and dastardly ploys Britain used against the submarines.