On the 28th of August came the battle off the Bight of Helgoland.
Helgoland: an island in the North Sea, belonging to Prussia.
Presumably the airman found what he (p. 214) sought for he soon flew back to report to Helgoland.
To most New Yorkers it is as remote as Helgoland and as little known.
This period also brought to Germany the island of Helgoland in exchange for certain readjustments of boundaries in Africa.
On November 17, 1917, during an engagement off Helgoland one German light cruiser was sunk and another damaged.
The island of Helgoland had been a British possession from 1807 till 1890, when it was transferred to Germany by treaty.
"German squadron of six vessels reported to have left Helgoland and to be headed for the coast of Scotland," the message read.
The launch cut through the now pitchy darkness of the Helgoland waters.
I believe southeast was the course we used coming away from Helgoland.