Maybe this was why she found the Battle of Jutland so inspiring, or so she wrote to Margaret Sanger in 1916:
the news of the North Sea Battle makes me feel very British again. That cruiser squadron which fought the whole German High Sea Fleet for seven hours, till Jellicoe's main squadron came along, and the Germans bolted for Kiel!although she followed this outbreak of enthusiasm with the perhaps more characteristic comment:
all the men dead and on both sides: and for what? Junker tyranny over there and Northcliffe dictatorship here--or so it seems.