REVIEW ½ Heligoland

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REVIEW ½ Heligoland ´ ❮Epub❯ ➞ Heligoland Author George Drower – Berkingmad.co.uk Heligoland is the astounding story of a mysterious British colony in the North Sea that the Prime Minister Lord Salisbury swapped for Zanzibar in 1890 After years of having a UK style flag postage sta Heligoland is the astounding story of a mysterious BEpub Heligoland Author George Drower Berkingmad.co.uk Heligoland is the astounding story of a mysterious British colony in the North Sea that the Prime Minister Lord Salisbury swapped for Zanzibar in 1890 After years of having a UK style flag postage sta Heligoland is the astounding story of a mysterious British colony in the North Sea that the Prime Minister Lord Salisbury swapped for Zanzibar in After years of having a UK style flag postage stamps taxation system and currency Heligolanders were soon experiencing the crushing.

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Bomb strength explosion Implicated in the epic scandal are many key personalities; among them ueen Victoria Kaiser Wilhelm Arthur Balfour and The Riddle of the Sands author Erskine Childers Heligoland goes beyond an amazing story of intrigue high adventure and national ambition It highlights Britain's relations with continental Europe; the conduct of the British Empire; even the shape and identity of the British Isles Using techniues of biography popular history and narrative this book unravels for the first time the true story of the island Britain gave away.

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HeligolandOf their culture and were forced into learning German The unscrupulous transference of the island to Germany in defiance of the islanders' wishes sparked a public controversy; the explorer Stanley famously commented that Britain had obtained a waistcoat in exchange for a trouser button The sacrifice of the enigmatic Heligoland became a strategic blunder during the two World Wars when the island was made into a weaponry fortress by the Germans After the Second World War there was a plot to cover up the mistake when Britain planned to destroy Heligoland with an A.

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  • Jim

    REVIEW ½ Heligoland HeligolandAn enjoyable read about some European history that I had known nothing aboutthe story of Britain's smallest colony Heligoland Located in the southeastern North Sea It was nominally Danish but the people a fisherfolk considered themselves an independent people with their own uniue dialect related to Frisian During the Napoleonic Wars the British gained control of the island and kept it as a base for the Royal Navy even at the end of the war in 1814 The 2000 islanders became loyal members of the British Empire until Lord Salisbury decided to swap the islanders for Zanzibar in 1890 This was a deal with Imperial Germany and was done by ignoring the will of the Heligolanders who wanted to remain British and in no way considered themselves German As the story continues we see that th


  • Tim Martin

    REVIEW ½ Heligoland HeligolandHeligoland by George Drower tells the story of a small island in the North Sea or accurately its history in the 19th and 20th century What might normally have been a rather insignificant island globally and even regionally was instead noteworthy as a pawn of great power politics with notable roles in three wars and subject to alternating periods of neglect and overly rapt attention on the part of various nations changing hands three times in two centuriesHeligoland is a tiny island a mere 140 acres today and for much of its history in the latter part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th was home to only 2000 people Located in the stormy North Atlantic it is only 30 miles from the German coast and 290 miles from the English located near the East Frisian Islands as well as near the estuary of the Elbe and three other great rivers A dramatic setting it


  • Keith

    REVIEW ½ Heligoland Heligolandfascinating read about this small island in the North Sea involved in the nefarious swapping of colonies in the late 1800s by Germany and Great Britaingeographers' delight to readalthought the detailed accounts of the bombing range activities of the Brits after World War II was a little laborious I didn't realize how the island had been sacrificed in the vein of Bikini Atoll etc to aid Britain's bomb development


  • Dan Sumption

    REVIEW ½ Heligoland HeligolandThis is a fascinating account of a former British colony not far away whose existence I'd previously been completely unaware of As this author makes clear given the island's history and its inhabitants love of Britain and for much of the last 150 years their desire to again be British it's shameful that so little is known about Heligoland in Britain This book tries to change that


  • Jeanoc

    REVIEW ½ Heligoland HeligolandThis is the history behind the book The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers known as the original spy novel