Heligoland


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Heligoland

a small island in the North Sea, one of the North Frisian Islands, separated from the coast of NW Germany by the Heligoland Bight: administratively part of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein: a large island in early medieval times, now eroded to an area of about 150 hectares (380 acres); ceded by Britain to Germany in 1890 in exchange for Zanzibar
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Caledon's log for November 18 stated: "Buried at sea the following men, killed in action with German Light Cruisers, in the Heligoland Bight AB H.C.
Such a blockade near Heligoland "would provide abundant opportunities to equalize naval strength" or to "enter into a decisive battle." (27) For the IGN, this hypothetical battle became an element of dogma--the focal point of its operational concept and fleet training.
No more so than Heligoland, the archipelago of 'rock and sand' in the North Sea 50 miles from the German Coast, Britain's smallest and most difficult 19th century colony.
On April 1st, she left Heligoland Bight by way of the North Adantic on tier way to the Mediterranean, where she joined the Pola/Mittelmeer II Flotilla on April 30th.
As the planes approached Germany's northern coast, approximately 30 miles west of the islands of Heligoland, German fighters intercepted and attacked the flight of bombers.
While in command of a flying boat and part of a formation making a long-range reconnaissance mission over the Heligoland Bight off the German coast, his group was attacked by German seaplanes.
German and Danish historians and researchers address the historical context; how history, historical monuments, and historical heritage have been used in the 19th and 20th centuries in Schleswig and the Danish-German borderland in the fight for identity and ownership of the region; dynastic issues in the Middle Ages and 18th and 19th centuries; economic and social interests in the mid-19th century; national issues, conflicts, and nationalism in the Middle Ages and 1848; the fortification of Dannevirke as a national symbol; practical, administrative, and religious aspects, such as the health and mobility of the inhabitants of Schleswig, church administration, and the status of Heligoland; and further implications of the contest for Schleswig-Holstein.
HELIGOLAND (or HELGOLAND) archipelago in the North Sea owned by Germany
The band - currently Robert Del Naja and Neil Davidge - are set to release their first new music since 2011 track Splitting The Atom, while their last album was 2009's outstanding Heligoland. They said in 2013 they would have a new record ready within a year, so things haven't gone to plan, but they're now confident enough to tour with dates in Leicester, Leeds, Manchester, Portsmouth and Brighton.
Korvettenkapitan Tholens, second in command on the cruiser Mainz, was picked up by a British destroyer in the Battle of Heligoland off the coast of Schleswig Holstein in 1914.
The Byblos concert was a trip through Massive Attack's songbook, escorted by a rotation of vocalists that included Deborah Miller, Martina Topley-Bird -- who contributed two tracks to the 2010 "Heligoland" -- plus Marshall (aka Daddy G) and Del Naja (aka 3D) and longtime collaborator Horace Andy, the only guest vocalist to appear on all five Massive Attack albums.