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A Swap for Zanzibar

Neal Ascherson: The Unusual History of Heligoland, 17 August 2017

Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea 
by Jan Rüger.
Oxford, 370 pp., £25, January 2017, 978 0 19 967246 2
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... of the Straits, the Royal Navy’s gateway into the Mediterranean on the route to India. But Jan Rüger argues persistently that there was no real contradiction between the possession of these offshore fragments of Europe and the development of an enormous colonial empire elsewhere. ‘We are used to thinking of Europe and the British Empire as ...

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