BATTLE OF HELIGOLAND BIGHT: THE FIRST NAVAL ENGAGMENT OF THE WAR - 'The bold attack on the German Squadron in the Heligoland Bight on August 23rd, 1914, (sic) was carried out by light cruisers, destroyers, submarines and battlecruisers in combination. The light cruisers, with the destroyers and submarines, opened the fighting at seven in the morning by surprising, under a light mist, some twenty German destroyers patrolling together. The firing brought up two German cruisers, one a big three-funnelled ship, with which, while one of the other ships fought the German Destroyer Squadron, the ARETHUSA and FEARLESS got into hot action. The former suffered severely. All her guns but one were put out action. But the enemy's cruisers had had enough. They quickly retreated, hidden in the mist, making for Heligoland, the German Destroyers following their example, except V187, which soon met her doom by the more heavily armed British destroyers. The GOSHAWK's boats can be seen in the picture rescuing survivors. Two of the DEFENDER's boats with Germans in were in peril of being cut off. They were seen through the periscope of the submarine E4, which came to surface alongside and gallantly removed the crews, a gallant deed officially recognised by Germany.' A highly coloured account of the battle. FEARLESS is left foreground followed by ARETHUSA. The Germans lost the cruisers MAINZ, KOLN and ARIADNE, all of which can be seen sinking. Not much sea room is there?