It might appear presumptuous to quote a soldier at the outset of what is essentially a naval paper; however, if one recalls that "Generals-at-Sea" were the first admirals, one is reminded of the basic indivisibility of warfare in which light Wellington's remark remains most apposite. That Jellicoe's Jutland flagship was named the Iron Duke adds to the appeal of the quotation.
"The Trafalgar Syndrome: Jutland and the Indecisiveness of Modern Naval Warfare,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 32
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol32/iss4/7