The Last Cruise of the Emden

The Last Cruise of the Emden

The Last Cruise of the Emden s t The Amazing True WWI Story of a German Light Cruiser and Her Courageous CrewThe true story of the most extraordinary and little known escapades of a German light cruiser called into the thick of b

  • Title: The Last Cruise of the Emden
  • Author: Edwin P. Hoyt
  • ISBN: 9781585743827
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • s t The Amazing True WWI Story of a German Light Cruiser and Her Courageous CrewThe true story of the most extraordinary and little known escapades of a German light cruiser called into the thick of battle during World War I.

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    An excellent story of naval warfare and high adventure in the early months of World War I. Based at Tsingtao, China, as part of Germany's East Asiatic Squadron, the EMDEN was detached from the squadron and allowed to go commerce raiding in the Indian Ocean, which she did extremely well. In addition, EMDEN bombarded Madras in India and sank two Allied warships at Penang on the Malay peninsula. Her exploits became world famous and caused the Allied powers to assign something like 80 warships to tr [...]

    This is a very interesting story about the Emden, a German cruiser that terrorized the Indian Ocean during WW1. After capturing and sinking many ships it was finally sunk, but not before a shore party had escaped. This group had a separate set of adventures sailing to Sumatra, across the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea and finally making their way by boat and camel to where they could catch a train back to Germany. Quite harrowing stuff!

    The Last Cruise of the Emden follows the adventures of the His Imperial German Majesty's ship by that name as it crisscrosses the Indian Ocean at the beginning of the First World War, capturing or sinking enemy merchant shipping. The latter half of the book tells the story of the Emden's landing party and their incredible voyage after being separated from the ship.It's a competent telling but it suffers from an excess of irrelevant detail. Hoyt's focus is on the daily life of the men in the crew [...]

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