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False flags : disguised German raiders of World War II

Author: Stephen Robinson
Publisher: Wollombi, New South Wales : Exisle Publishing, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1940, the commerce raiders Orion, Komet, Pinguin and Kormoron left Germany disguised as neutral freighters. Flying false flags, as part of Nazi Germany's strategy to attack the British Empire's maritime trade on a global scale, they waged a deadly 'pirate war' in the South Seas, sinking or capturing 62 ships ... creating chaos across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans ... Before the Japanese attack on Pearl  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Robinson
ISBN: 9781925335156 1925335151
OCLC Number: 932173496
Description: 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction 1 The raiders prepare 2 The Orion's Atlantic war 3 The Hauraki Gulf operation 4 The Pinguin's first victories 5 The Northeast Passage 6 The Tasman Raider 7 The Far East Squadron 8 The Australian minefields 9 The Indian Ocean pursuit 10 Nauru and the phosphate ships 11 Hilfskreuzer Kormoran 12 The castaways of Emirau Island 13 Von Luckner, spies and the fifth column 14 Return to Nauru and intrigue in Japan 15 The raider war in Antarctica 16 The Kormoran in the Atlantic 17 Remote encounters and the islands of despair 18 Tanker hunt in the Arabian Sea 19 A new operational area 20 The voyage of the Adjutant 21 Destination Bordeaux 22 The Galapagos Islands raider 23 Encounter off Shark Bay 24 The Kormoran-Sydney battle 25 The fleet of lifeboats Epilogue Appendixes: the raiders Glossary Notes Bibliography Index
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The epic untold story of German raider voyages to the South Seas during the early years of World War II.  Read more...

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