GERMANY: A Transformation

On the ruins of the gigantic forts of Heligoland, razed by order of the Allies, a second Monte Carlo is to be built.

An Anglo-Belgian company announced that it will build a casino, erect restaurants and lay out pleasure grounds at its own expense. The Municipal Council of Heligoland decided to accept the proposition, principally on account of the bad financial state of the island and its inhabitants. It was also announced that the municipality will receive a percentage of the bank's receipts in exchange for the concession.

Before the war Heligoland was...

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