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Heligoland Collection

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Sir Henry Maxse

Sir Henry Maxse
Sir Henry Fitzhardinge Berkeley Maxse, who died in 1883 while in office as Governor of Newfoundland, having previously been Governor of Heligoland

Background imageHeligoland Collection: HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier

HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier
Royal Navy - HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier, at anchor, steaming up. HMS Glorious was the second of the three Courageous-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Heligoland, Germany, Victorian period

Heligoland, Germany, Victorian period

Background imageHeligoland Collection: HMS Glorious 77

HMS Glorious 77
Royal Navy - HMS Glorius, aircraft carrier, at anchor in Grand Harbour Valetta.. HMS Glorious was the second of the three Courageous-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First

Background imageHeligoland Collection: HMS Courageous 50

HMS Courageous 50
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous 50, an aircraft carrier, seen in July 1936, (formerly a battle-cruiser). HMS Courageous was the lead ship of her class of three battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy

Background imageHeligoland Collection: HMS Courageous

HMS Courageous
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous (pennant number 50'), in August 1938. HMS Courageous was the lead ship of her class of three battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War

Background imageHeligoland Collection: View of Heligoland, German island in the North Sea

View of Heligoland, German island in the North Sea Date: 1810

Background imageHeligoland Collection: HMS Courageous, aircraft carrier

HMS Courageous, aircraft carrier
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous, an aircraft carrier, (formerly a battle-cruiser). HMS Courageous was the lead ship of her class of three battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World

Background imageHeligoland Collection: HMS Courageous - Fleet aircraft carrier

HMS Courageous - Fleet aircraft carrier
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous, a Courageous-class battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy during the First World War. Designed to support the Baltic Project championed by First Sea Lord John Fisher

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Boat Excursion to Heligoland

Boat Excursion to Heligoland - a small archipelago in the North Sea. A part of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein since 1890. Date: 1967

Background imageHeligoland Collection: British and German destroyers, Heligoland Bight, WW1

British and German destroyers, Heligoland Bight, WW1
Scrap between British and German destroyers at Heligoland Bight, First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageHeligoland Collection: HMS Courageous

HMS Courageous
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous (pennant number 50 ) HMS Courageous was the lead ship of her class of three battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Helgoland (Heligoland) - a small German archipelago

Helgoland (Heligoland) - a small German archipelago
Boats drawn up on the beach on Helgoland (Heligoland) - a small German archipelago in the North Sea. Date: circa 1903

Background imageHeligoland Collection: WW1 - Patrolled U-Boat over Heligoland, German Islands

WW1 - Patrolled U-Boat over Heligoland, German Islands
WW1 - An illustration showing two air-crafts patrolling over Heligoland. From their aeroplanes, they observe a U-Boat hidden in the rough waters of the North Sea. Date: 1915

Background imageHeligoland Collection: H. M. S. Fearless

H. M. S. Fearless
An Active class scout cruiser of the Royal Navy, the Fearless was launched in 1912 and in World War One led the 1st Destroyer Flotilla in the Battles of Heligoland Blight, 1914, and Jutland 1916

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Heligoland Island

Heligoland Island
Heligoland - a small German archipelago in the North Sea. Formerly Danish and British possessions, the islands (population 1)

Background imageHeligoland Collection: The Upper Town of Heligoland, Germany, 1947

The Upper Town of Heligoland, Germany, 1947
Aerial photograph showing the upper town of Heligoland, the former German military base, pictured in 1947. The widespread destruction shown in the photograph was caused by Royal Air Force bombing

Background imageHeligoland Collection: R34 Airship, Transatlantic crossing 1919

R34 Airship, Transatlantic crossing 1919
Flying over the fleet in the firth of forth, the R 34 the first British transatlantic dirigible. Illustration showing the armed demonstration flight over Heligoland

Background imageHeligoland Collection: British rescuing men from German destroyer, Heligoland, WW1

British rescuing men from German destroyer, Heligoland, WW1
British sailors rescuing men of a German destroyer, under fire, at the Battle of Heligoland Bight - a gallant deed officially recognised by Germany

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Makes you F(i)ume, doesn t it? by Bruce Bairnsfather

Makes you F(i)ume, doesn t it? by Bruce Bairnsfather
If only OUR National Poet would take Heligoland and refuse to leave it until its ours! Caricature of George Robey (1869-1954), music hall entertainer and comedian, pictured refusing Heligoland

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Naval engagement off Heligoland by G. H. Davis

Naval engagement off Heligoland by G. H. Davis
The smart naval engagement off Heligoland: the destruction of German light cruisers and torpedo boats, shown in a series of drawings made from sketches by an eye witness. 1

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Zeppelin airship flights by night, by G. H. Davis

Zeppelin airship flights by night, by G. H. Davis
The possibilities of Zeppelin airship flights by night. Showing a 360 mile route from Heligoland to Selby, and an inset map with various routes marked

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Successful Heligoland raid by G. H. Davis

Successful Heligoland raid by G. H. Davis
A daring exploit by the RAF: the successful Heligoland raid. The intensive pattern attack by Wellington bombers on Heligoland: aircraft diving down on German warships

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Island of Heligoland by G. H. Davis

Island of Heligoland by G. H. Davis
Refortified for prestige : Heligoland, of no strategical value. A detailed drawing of the fingerpost to Germanys only western sea outlet: the tiny island of Heligoland

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Commodore R Y Tyrwhitt of the Arethusa, WW1

Commodore R Y Tyrwhitt of the Arethusa, WW1
Commodore (later Admiral of the Fleet) Sir Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt (1870-1951), British naval officer. As Commodore of the Arethusa

Background imageHeligoland Collection: H. M. S. Lurcher

H. M. S. Lurcher
The Lurcher was a Royal Navy ship, a modified Acheron class destroyer (I class), which took part in the Battle of Heligoland Blight in 1914

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Heligoland submarine rescue by G. H. Davis

Heligoland submarine rescue by G. H. Davis
During the naval action off Heligoland in the early part of the First World War, a boats crew is rescued by a British submarine. Date: August 1914

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Heligoland WWI

Heligoland WWI
German Heligoland in the North Sea during World War I

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Heligoland - The New Port

Heligoland - The New Port. A small German archipelago in the North Sea. Formerly Danish and British possessions, the islands (population 1)

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Heligoland, Germany, 1859

Heligoland, Germany, 1859
Engraving showing the island of Heligoland, Germany, in 1859. In the foreground a sailing tjalk is shown, lying at anchor

Background imageHeligoland Collection: The Demolition of Heligoland, Germany, 1947

The Demolition of Heligoland, Germany, 1947
Aerial photograph showing the destruction of the former naval base on Heligoland, Germany, on 18th April 1947. Heligoland had been a stronghold for German military forces during both World Wars

Background imageHeligoland Collection: British Submarine E8

British Submarine E8
British submarine E8, a sister vessel of the E9 which torpedoed the German cruiser Hela off Heligoland Date: 1914

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Vikings at Heligoland

Vikings at Heligoland
A Viking raiding party heading for the island of Heligoland

Background imageHeligoland Collection: Lion Sinks a Cruiser

Lion Sinks a Cruiser
In a naval engagement off Heligoland, the Lion sinks a German cruiser

Background imageHeligoland Collection: North Sea Air Fight 1940

North Sea Air Fight 1940
Aerial battle over the North Sea : highly imaginative Italian depiction showing a massive confrontation over Heligoland


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