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  Battle of Heligoland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Heligoland by Josef Carl Barthold Puettner
The Battle of Heligoland (or Helgoland) was fought on 9 May 1864 during the Second War of Schleswig between the navy of Denmark and the allied navies of Austria and Prussia south of the then-British North Sea island of Heligoland.
In Denmark as in Austria the outcome of the battle was regarded as a victory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Heligoland   (698 words)

  
 Heligoland
Heligoland (in German, Helgoland and in North Frisian, "Halund") is a small, German, triangular-shaped island approximately 2 km long, though a smaller island east of it is usually also included.
Heligoland is located 70 km from the German coast line, and actually consists of two islands: The populated 1.0 km² main island (Hauptinsel) to the west and the Düne to the east, which is somewhat smaller at 0.7 km², as well as lower, and surrounded by sand beaches.
The first naval engagement of the war, the Battle of Heligoland Bight was fought nearby in the first month of the war.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/he/Helgoland.html   (559 words)

  
 World War One Battles
The Battle of Charleroi, one of the Battles of the Frontiers, was one of the key battles on the Western Front in 1914, and one of the early major German victories.
The Battle of Le Cateau was essentially a rearguard action fought by the British in late August 1914, during the general Allied retreat along the Western Front in the face of sustained German successes at the four Battles of the Frontiers.
The battle began with a nine-day German offensive that was only halted with the arrival of French reinforcements and the deliberate flooding of the Belgian front.Belgian troops opened the sluice gates of the dykes holding back the sea from the low countries.
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 Battle of Heligoland Bight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The First Battle of Heligoland Bight was a naval battle of the First World War, fought on 28 August 1914.
The Harwich Force of two light cruisers, HMS Arethusa and HMS Fearless, and 31 destroyers, under the command of Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt, made a raid upon the German navy patrols west of the German naval base at Heligoland.
SMS Frauenlob suffered severe damage herself and retreated to Heligoland, but SMS Mainz, arriving on the battlefield from Emden, found herself between Tyrwhitt's and Goodenough's forces and was sunk after a long and valiant battle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Heligoland_Bight   (488 words)

  
 First World War, 1914-1918
By the time the battle ended, the French had regained almost all of the ground lost in the initial German attacks, while Falkenhayn had been replaced by the team of Hindenburg and Ludendorff, famous after victories in the east, who decided to go on to the defensive in the west.
The battle was a disaster for Italy, but the new line soon stabilised, and in 1918 the Germans pulled their troops out of the front, expecting the Austrians to be able to deal with Italy on their own now that the Russian front was won.
First was the battle of Heligoland Bight (28 August 1914), which began as an British attempt to stop German patrols, and escalated when the Admiralty sent in Cruisers from the Grand Fleet, and the Germans sent out some of their own Cruisers.
www.rickard.karoo.net /articles/wars_wwI.html   (5557 words)

  
 Battle of Heligoland Bight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The first naval battle of the First World War originated in a British plan to attack German patrols in the Heligoland Bight, of the north-west coast of Germany.
The raid was to be undertaken by the Harwich Force, under the command of Commander Tyrwhitt, which consisted of the light cruisers Arethusa and Fearless and two flotillas of destroyers.
During the morning's running battle four of Tyrwhitt's ship were hit repeatedly and the whole force was now outgunned.
www.westernfront.co.uk /thegreatwar/articles/timeline/heligoland.htm   (319 words)

  
 Calendar of the month - May
Doctor Luis Sáenz Peña justified this project indicating that "...the Legislature should be the first to adopt a conduct of strict economy of administrative expenses." Senator Pereyra, supporting the initiative, proposed that salaries be reduced to 500 pesos, which was approved by the Senate.
Three weeks later of the Battle of Barnet, a new victory of Yorkists on Lancastrians.
Although that was not to be the end of the War of the Roses, England would enjoy a 14-year respite from the bloodshed.
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 Wikinfo | Heligoland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Mint stamps of Heligoland are moderately priced with no great rarities.
Because of the many forged cancellations and many reprints collectors of Heligoland stamps are advised to either become expert or rely upon specialists in the area; much of the philatelic literature is in German.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
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 1914 Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
August 26-27 - The Battle of Le Cateau.
August 28 - The Battle of Helgoland - British cruisers under admiral Beatty sink three German cruisers.
November 1 - World War I: Battle of Coronel fought - A Royal Navy squadron commanded by Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock is met and defeated by the superior German forces led by Vice-Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/1914   (1405 words)

  
 Battle of Heligoland Bight the Light Forces Action - World War 1 Naval Combat
G-194 reported the presence of the submarine and the V Torpedo Boat Flotilla was sent from Heligoland to hunt for submarines.
Tyrwhitt on the light cruiser HMS Arethusa had become concerned that HMS Laurel and her division were becoming detached from his force so after a failed attempt to recall them he set off after them as the German V Torpedo Boat Flotilla was arriving for their expected submarine hunt.
Fearless did not follow, as her orders were to continue the sweep of Heligoland Bight.
www.worldwar1.co.uk /heligoland-bight-2.html   (1080 words)

  
 August 28 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1542 - Reinforced with at least 600 arquebusiers and cavalry, Imam Ahmad Gragn attacks the Portuguese camp in the Battle of Wofla.
The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama captured and afterwards executed.
1914 - The British fleet beats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
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 Battle of Heligoland Bight
She was the first of a new class of 'light armoured cruiser', later re-classified to light cruiser, designed to work with destroyers.
Arethusa had only been in service a couple of days before the Battle of Heligoland Bight but despite the risk of teething problems she was so much faster, better armed and protected than Tyrwhitt's previous flagship, HMS Amethyst, that he took the risk.
British submarine patrols in the Heligoland Bight region in August 1914 had noticed that German torpedo boats patrolled this area supported by light cruisers in two shifts of a day and night group.
www.worldwar1.co.uk /heligoland-bight.html   (817 words)

  
 Heligoland History and Postal Rates
A song was written to commemorate the 100th anniversary and was printed on a postcard in 1926.
1914-1918—In 1914, the first sea battle of World War I was fought near Heligoland, called by the British, "the battle of Heligoland Bight." The German navy turned the island into a submarine base.
By agreement with the British, Heligoland became a postal dependency of Hamburg and used Hamburg stamps from sometime after they were introduced in 1859 (earliest known use: summer of 1862) until Heligoland began to issue its own on March 21st, 1867.
www.fritzwagner.com /helgoland/helgoland_history_and_postal_rates.html   (1095 words)

  
 The War Illustrated Newspaper World War 2 Battle of Heligoland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
What was the biggest air battle of the war to date was fought in the skies near Heligoland on December 18th 1939.
Reaching the Heligoland Bight area, there was not a warship to be seen outside the harbours, but the Germans on this occasion seemed determined to teach their aerial gate-crashers a lesson, and set up a fleet of fighters to engage the ‘Wellingtons’ when they approached their objective at Wilhelmshaven.
In the Heligoland Bight battle the Wellingtons – 100 miles per hour slower than their adversaries, but with five separate machine-gun position, including two in power-operated turrets-were undaunted by the appearance of the ME 110, but were, on the contrary, eager to match themselves against the enemy’s new weapon.
www.gillottfamilyhistory.com /Battle_of_Heligoland.html   (1671 words)

  
 The Schleswig Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
On May 9, 1864, the steam-powered frigates Schwarzenberg and Radetzky, under the command of Rear Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, encountered in the Heligoland Bight the Danish North Sea squadron, consisting of the steampowered frigates Niels Juel and Jylland, as well as the steam-powered corvette Heimdal, under the command of Captain Edouard Suenson.
The Battle of Heligoland lasted one hour, and was the last naval engagement fought with large wooden ships deployed in a line.
For the Danes, the Battle of Heligoland was both a tactical and a moral victory, but in the meantime the army had been defeated in Schleswig, and a cease-fire was negotiated a few days later.
www.orlogsmuseet.dk /kroneng4.htm   (1026 words)

  
 Battle of Heligoland Bight, 28 August 1914
The bay was approached through the Heligoland Bight, the area of sea off the mouth of the Elbe, named after the island of Heligoland, thirty miles off the coast.
The battle was portrayed as a major victory in Britain, the Royal Navy having sunk three cruisers and a destroyer for no loss, just off the German coast.
Its main impact was to confirm the Kaiser in his determination not to risk the High Seas Fleet in any major encounters, and thus to confirm British control of the North Sea, and the security of the blockade of Germany.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/battles_heligoland.html   (526 words)

  
 The Naval Battle of Lissa 1866 - Austria and Italy - List of Images
The following is a collection of images relating to the Battle of Lissa which took place between the Austrian and Italian naval fleets on 20 July 1866.
See also Battle of Lissa, 1866 - Bibliography for additional information on this fateful encounter in the Adriatic between the Austrian and Italian fleets.
Three views are given, with the Battle of Helgoland 1864 on the left, the k.u.k.
www.uow.edu.au /~morgan/lissab.htm   (1373 words)

  
 Decades History Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Three German cruisers were sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I. The Germans lost four ships and 1,000 sailors; British casualties were 33 killed.
The French capital was moved from Paris to Bordeaux as the Battle of the Marne began.
The First Battle of the Marne began during World War I. The German First Army was led by Gen. Alexander von Kluck.
www.decades.com /ByDecade/1910-1919/23.htm   (734 words)

  
 Battle of Heliogoland Bight
On December 18th, 1939, Wellington Bomber squadrons 9, 37, and 149 headed for the heligoland bight.
This was an unusual mission, as none of the bombers were carrying bombs.
We meet in the Main at the main knight base and select a target that is under attack and being defended.
home.att.net /~the_buccaneers/missions/archives/battleofheligolandbight.htm   (141 words)

  
 World War I
Ardennes: (1) Battle of the Ardennes, 1914, (2) Battle of the Frontiers - Lorraine and Ardennes
Battle of Heligoland Bight, 1914 from First World War, (3) 28th August 1914.
Battle Ever, (3) Verdun by Lord Northcliffe, (4) Battle of Verdun 1916, (5) Battle of Verdun 1916, (6) Verdun from Spartacus Educational, (7) Verdun 1914 - 1918, (8) 21st February - 18th December 1916 - The Battle of Verdun from Western Front Association
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 ww1battles
The Battle of Tannenberg by Paul von Hindenburg, August 1914 : Summary of the Battle of Tannenberg by Paul von Hindenburg - PRIMARY SOURCE
Battle of the Frontiers - Lorraine and Ardennes
Battle of the Falklands : Includes diary excerpt from the captain of HMS Kent plus links to WWI Maritime War page.
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 Helioland Bight
The action was a re-fight of an historical scenario, namely the First Battle of Heligoland on 28th August 1914.
Nine of the German Destroyers were sunk in the attack and subsequent retreat, with a German Minesweeping leader and Minesweeping TBD (which went down under Alex's command pluckily pouring shells from her lone 4pdr gun into a British Destroyer Division as it swept past) also getting caught up in the carnage as they fell back.
I am making some tweaks to tune some of the battle simulator routines, fix a couple of very minor bugs that surfaced (amazing how playtesting throws up things that test plans do not) and prepare for the next refight in the North Sea campaign, for which the ships are already painted and ready for action........
www.brigademodels.co.uk /MWS/ClubGames/Heligoland   (1960 words)

  
 The History Bookshop
Hindenberg, at the age of 67, is given command of German armies in the East.
8th: Battle of the Falkland Islands (naval): the German pacific squadron, returning to Germany, is defeated off the Falklands by the Royal Navy.
25-8th Oct: the Battles of Loos and Champagne begin - the British and French intending to relieve pressure from the Russian armies.
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 Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
He saw action in the Boer War during the siege of Ladysmith and was later made Captain of the battle cruiser, HMS New Zealand.
A year later the First World War broke out and when HMS New Zealand took part in the Battle of Heligoland Bight of August 1914, Halsey honoured his promise and donned the Maori costume.
Halsey was promoted to Captain of the Fleet and was on the bridge of HMS Iron Duke at the Battle of Jutland for which he was made Companion of The Order of The Bath.
www.dacorumheritage.org.uk /ww1-halsey.htm   (267 words)

  
 HPS Simulations:  Jutland (cont).
When German battle cruisers set sail in early 1915, the British were in a position to react.
The two battle cruiser forces meet in the area of the Dogger Bank in the North Sea and the Germans have made the mistake of including the obsolete cruiser Blucher in their force.
Historically the Battle of Jutland began with an encounter of the two Cruiser Fleets, leading to the Race to the South and the engagement of the German High Seas Fleet.
www.hpssims.com /pages/products/navcamp/Jutland/jutland_2.html   (1185 words)

  
 Heligoland - AOL Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Flag of the British Adminsitration of Heligoland, 1807-1890...
Heligoland are a four-piece band from Melbourne, Australia that plays sparse, dreamy and evocative music.
Download, listen and watch Heligoland music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
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 The National Archives | Exhibitions & Learning online | First World War | Military Conflict
In the early stages of the war, the two fleets fought a number of small-scale battles.
The great set-piece battle that the Grand Fleet desired finally took place on 31 May 1916, when it clashed with the High Seas Fleet at the
Vera Brittain remarked, was unsure whether it was 'celebrating a glorious naval victory or lamenting an ignominious defeat'.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk /pathways/firstworldwar/military_conflict/war_sea.htm   (677 words)

  
 Battle of Lissa
The following is a listing is images relating to the Battle of Lissa which took place between the Austrian and Italian naval fleets on 20 July 1866.
See also Battle of Lissa, 1866 - Bibliography for additional information on this fateful encounter in the Adriatic.
Anton Romako, 'Tegetthoff in der Seeschlacht von Lissa' [Tegetthoff at the naval battle of Lissa], Osterreich Galerie, Wien.
www.lissa.net /orleans/LIsola_di_Lissa/lissab.html   (1331 words)

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