New online map shows part played by Norfolk and Suffolk in First World War naval clash
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It was the greatest naval clash of the First World War.
Now, as the centenary of the Battle of Jutland approaches, new research lays bare our region's contribution to the event.
A new online tool allows the public to discover the names and stories of the people involved in the battle, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
As well as browsing the entries already on the map, the interactive map allows users to submit extra information about the 6,000 British sailors who were lost in the battle on the North Sea, off the coast of Denmark.
The attack, which lasted 36 hours from May 31 to June 1, 1916, claimed the lives of 6,094 British seamen and 2,551 Germans.
Despite the casualties, the British fleet maintained its naval supremacy, as just two of its dreadnoughts were damaged.
The Royal Navy was still twice the size of the Germans' and the battle proved a turning point in the war.
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