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Digital Subscriptions > History Scotland > History Scotland Sep -Oct 2019 > THE SCUTTLING OF THE FLEET


Archivist Veronica Schreuder shares unique eyewitness accounts from the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet, as seen through the eyes of a teenage midshipman writing home to his family
Robert Stewart-Peter, eyewitness to the scuttling, in the navy (pointed out with initials RHSP on the photograph)

TAP HERE TO WATCH The Scuttled German Fleet At Scapa Flow

As we rounded Fara we saw an extraordinary sight. It looked as if someone had picked up a handful of destroyers and shooed them down on the… beach… any old how. Stern first, bows first, on their sides, and in the distance it looked as if some were on top of each other.

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Don't miss Sep/Oct History Scotland and the launch of our Insider BONUS CONTENT! Highlights of this packed issue include: · The Sobieski Stuarts – new research on the remarkable brothers who popularised tartan and fooled a generation with their book Vestiarium Scoticum · New findings relating to the Traprain Law hoard – discovered in East Lothian 100 years ago this year · The Aberdeen Doctors – six men who dared to oppose the National Covenant · Lords of the Isles: a striking reconstruction of a medieval Islay power base * HISTORY SCOTLAND INSIDER: Exclusive interview, new video on the north east slavery legacy, exclusive discounts from heritage partners.​