National Geographic : 1946 Nov
Demolishing Germany's North Sea Ramparts © National Geographic Society Finlay by Wilhelm Tobicn Before the War, Hand-fed Helgoland Lobsters Supplied Berlin Tables The big crustaceans are found off the cliffs of this small North Sea island. Fishermen kept the lobsters in crates beneath the surface of the sea and fed them daily. In 1935 Wilhelm Tobien made for the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE this series of natural-color photographs of the North Frisian Islands. The pictures are unique. Soon after they were made, Germany began to refortify Helgoland and cameramen were barred. Now the German islands are in the British occupation zone. The fortifications are being demolished.