Mutiny in the High Seas Fleet
German veterans recall the disorder and mutiny within the German High Seas Fleet of November 1918, which led to Germany's collapse, and the Fleet's surrender to the Allies
Dan Snow hears accounts of those who witnessed the restlessness, disorder and eventual mutiny of the sailors of the German High Seas Fleet in early November 1918, and recollections of one of the most remarkable sights in British Naval history, 10 days after the Armistice. The German Fleet, as a condition of the Armistice, surrendered to the Allies, and arrived in the Firth of Forth on the 21st. Members of the British Grand Fleet, some privileged to be above deck, some peeking through port holes, remembered a stunning sight as both fleets met off the coast of Scotland, against the backdrop of a large, red setting sun.
Presented by Dan Snow
Produced by Megan Jones for BBC Wales