Sobering anniversary of Jutland

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Not some far flung island but Port Creek alongside Eastern Road, Portsmouth, earlier this week. I counted more than 50 plastic bottles along with other man-made filth.

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June marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland and there will be much more about it here in the coming weeks.

But here’s something to think about.

Such was the loss of men from the Portsmouth area that the town had to bear three times the number of dead than the whole of Britain lost at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Imagine if it happened today.