Private Papers of Lieutenant Commander R C O Hill RN
Photocopies of a contemporary ts account (5pp) of his experiences as a midshipman in HMS LION, the flagship of the Battle Cruiser Fleet, at the Battle of Jutland, giving a useful general impression of the course of the action and of the damage to LION's `Q' turret and admitting that he `began to feel rather less confident' after witnessing the loss of three of the other battle cruisers and had `had quite enough' by the late evening of 31 May 1916; and of a ts transcript (3pp) of a letter which he wrote home as a Sub Lieutenant in HMS SHARK (5th Destroyer Flotilla, British Aegean Squadron) in December 1918 describing the lavish hospitality extended by the White Russians during the ship's recent visits to Black Sea ports.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.