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Lochner, R.K.

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ISBN 10: 0870210157 / ISBN 13: 9780870210150
Published by Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1988. 1st printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book clean/complete dust jacket, Hardcover, 321pgs. The bold and gallant raids of the Cruiser Emden against Allied shipping early in WW I. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS003499I

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Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Book

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Based on German, French, and English sources, this World War I saga of the German cruiser Emden provides a colorful portrait of a lost era of naval warfare and a lasting tribute to a legendary merchant raider. Though dauntless in pursuit of enemy ships, the Emden treated captured crews with great courtesy and is remembered today as the last man-of-war that adhered to a chivalric code of conduct. The bold and gallant raids against Allied merchant ships in the Indian Ocean earned the Emden the admiration of friend and foe alike. In a single raid it sank a Russian cruiser and destroyed a French torpedo boat and all told is credited with capturing or sinking nineteen merchant ships. Emden cleverly eluded Allied warships until its spectacular career was cut short in 1914 during a fierce engagement with an Australian cruiser off the Cocos Islands. Even the British lamented Emden's demise with a popular newspaper praising the captain as a courageous and resourceful man and predicting the ship to live on in history. This account of the ship's high-seas adventures will fascinate readers of all ages.

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