This is perhaps the best single book on the Jutland drama. The author is the naval editor of the Temps, professor at the École de Guerre Navale and chief of the historical section of the Ministry of Marine. He has all available information at his command, and writes in an easily understandable, not to say dramatic style. His clarity of presentation is of particular value in dealing with so confused and disputed a subject. There is no doubt in this impartial critic's mind that the English won the battle, but he does not attempt to pass judgment either on Jellicoe or Beatty, and contents himself with a review of the facts and a discussion of the supreme importance of the engagement.