Oral Answers to Questions — Heligoland (Frisians)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1949.

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Heligoland was one of the principal German Naval Bases in two world wars. In the last war it was severely bombed, and after the end of hostilities suffered further damage when its underground defences were demolished. Very little remains of the township—one report states that only six houses can be repaired—and the damage by air raids and demolition has made it necessary for the island to be abandoned.