Heligoland: The True Story of German Bight and the Island that Britain Forgot

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In 1956, sea area Heligoland became German Bight. But why did the North Sea island, which for nearly a century had demonstrated its loyalty to Britain, lose its identity? How had this once peaceful haven become, as Admiral Jacky Fisher exclaimed "a dagger pointed at England’s heart"? Behind the renaming of Heligoland lies a catalogue of deceit, political amibition, blunder, and daring. Heligoland came under British rule in the nineteenth century, a "Gibraltar" of the North Sea. Then, in 1890, despite the islanders’ wishes, Lord Salisbury announced his intention to swap it for Germany’s presence in Zanzibar. The Prime Minister’s decision unleashed a storm of controversy. Queen Victoria telegrammed from Balmoral to register her fury. During both world wars, it was used by Germany to control the North Sea, and RAF planes bombed the once-British territory. The story of Heligoland is more than an obscure footnote to the British Empire—it shows the significance of territory throughout history.

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George Drower is an expert on overseas territories and international politics. He has also written a number of gift books, including Gardeners, Gurus & Grubs and Boats, Boffins & Bowlines (The History Press). He lives in London.

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George Drower
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Descripción The History Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1956 sea area Heligoland became German Bight. But why did the North Sea island, which for nearly a century had demonstrated its loyalty to Britain, lose its identity? How had this once peaceful haven become, as Admiral Jacky Fisher exclaimed a dagger pointed at England s heart ? Behind the renaming of Heligoland lies a catalogue of deceit, political ambition, blunder and daring. Heligoland came under British rule in the nineteenth century, a Gibraltar of the North Sea. Then, in 1890, despite the islanders wishes, Lord Salisbury announced his intention to swap it for Germany s presence in Zanzibar. The Prime Minister s decision unleashed a storm of controversy. Queen Victoria telegrammed from Balmoral to register her fury. During both world wars, it was used by Germany to control the North Sea, and RAF planes bombed the once-British territory. The story of Heligoland is more than an obscure footnote to the British Empire - it shows the significance of territory throughout history. George Drower is an expert on overseas territories and international politics. He has also written a number of gift books, including Gardeners, Gurus Grubs and Boats, Boffins Bowlines. Nº de ref. de la librería AA79780752460673

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Descripción The History Press Ltd. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Heligoland: The True Story of German Bight and the Island That Britain Forgot, George Drower, In 1956 sea area Heligoland became German Bight. But why did the North Sea island, which for nearly a century had demonstrated its loyalty to Britain, lose its identity? How had this once peaceful haven become, as Admiral Jacky Fisher exclaimed 'a dagger pointed at England's heart'? Behind the renaming of Heligoland lies a catalogue of deceit, political ambition, blunder and daring. Heligoland came under British rule in the nineteenth century, a 'Gibraltar' of the North Sea. Then, in 1890, despite the islanders' wishes, Lord Salisbury announced his intention to swap it for Germany's presence in Zanzibar. The Prime Minister's decision unleashed a storm of controversy. Queen Victoria telegrammed from Balmoral to register her fury. During both world wars, it was used by Germany to control the North Sea, and RAF planes bombed the once-British territory. The story of Heligoland is more than an obscure footnote to the British Empire - it shows the significance of territory throughout history. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780752460673

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Descripción The History Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1956 sea area Heligoland became German Bight. But why did the North Sea island, which for nearly a century had demonstrated its loyalty to Britain, lose its identity? How had this once peaceful haven become, as Admiral Jacky Fisher exclaimed a dagger pointed at England s heart ? Behind the renaming of Heligoland lies a catalogue of deceit, political ambition, blunder and daring. Heligoland came under British rule in the nineteenth century, a Gibraltar of the North Sea. Then, in 1890, despite the islanders wishes, Lord Salisbury announced his intention to swap it for Germany s presence in Zanzibar. The Prime Minister s decision unleashed a storm of controversy. Queen Victoria telegrammed from Balmoral to register her fury. During both world wars, it was used by Germany to control the North Sea, and RAF planes bombed the once-British territory. The story of Heligoland is more than an obscure footnote to the British Empire - it shows the significance of territory throughout history. George Drower is an expert on overseas territories and international politics. He has also written a number of gift books, including Gardeners, Gurus Grubs and Boats, Boffins Bowlines. Nº de ref. de la librería AA79780752460673

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