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Published: 23 May 2019

384 Pages | 28 black & white illustrations, 1 map


ISBN: 9780199672479

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Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018


Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea

Jan Rüger

  • The story of Heligoland—the small island in the North Sea, wedged between Britain and Germany, which came to stand as a symbol of Anglo-German conflict
  • ... from British colony, to German naval fortress under Kaiser Wilhelm and Adolf Hitler, to British bombing range post-1945, and finally to German holiday resort in the late twentieth century
  • A fascinating and revealing microcosm of the often troubled relations between the two countries, over two centuries and two world wars

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