The British leave Heligoland

This photo was taken on the 9th of August, 1890. It shows the last British governor of the island, Arthur Barkly, handing over the island to the Germans at Government House in return for much of East Africa. Kaiser Wilhelm II would arrive the following day to inspect his new domain.

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