19 JULY 1919, Page 21

Falklands, Jutland, and the Bight. By Commander the Hon Barry

Bingham, V.C. (Murray. 6s. net.)—Commander Bingham in the ' Nestor' commanded a division of the Thirteenth Flotilla, which helped to drive off the enemy destroyers in the first phaso of the battle of Jutland. The Nestor,' after firing a torpedo which may have hit the Ltitzovv,' was disabled and afterwards sunk by the enemy battleships. Commander Bingham and many of his crew were rescued and sent to prison in Germany, In this ,spirited little book he describes his share in the great battle. The earlier chapters deal with the ' Invincible ' in the fight off Heligoland, August 28th, 1914, and at the Falklands. The author• says. that the `Invincible' and Inflexible' were detached from the Grand Fleet on a mysterious mission on November 6th, 1914, the day after the bad news of Coronel had been received. The battle-cruisers left Plymouth on November 10th ; not even the officers knew, until they •had left home waters, that their business was to seek out and destroy Count von Spee's squadron. The book is well worth reading.