28/8/1914 [North Sea] The British and German navies clash at Heligoland Bight

Elements of the British and German fleets clash in the Heligoland Bight, off Germany’s north sea coast. The battle begins as an action between small ships but the British eventually bring up the battlecruiser squadron of Vice Admiral Beatty. The battlecruisers sink some German light cruisers and damage a few others. Beatty is hailed as a hero on his return to Britain.

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