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False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II

False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II (Hardback, 2nd ed.)

By Robinson, Stephen

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This book tells the epic untold story of German raider voyages to the South Seas during the early years of World War II. In 1940 the raiders Orion, Komet, Pinguin, and Kormoran left Germany and waged a pirate war in the South Seas as part of Germany's strategy to attack the Briti...sh Empire's maritime trade on a global scale. Their extraordinary voyages spanned the globe and are maritime sagas in the finest tradition of seafaring. The four raiders voyaged across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans as well as the Arctic and Antarctic. They sank or captured 62 ships in a forgotten naval war that is now being told in its entirety for the first time. The Orion and Komet terrorised the South Pacific and New Zealand waters before Pearl Harbor when the war was supposed to be far away. The Pinguin sank numerous Allied merchant ships in the Indian Ocean before mining the approaches to Australian ports and capturing the Norwegian whaling fleet in Antarctica. The Kormoran raided the Atlantic but will always be remembered for sinking the Australian cruiser Sydney off Western Australia, killing all 645 sailors on board in tragic circumstances. False Flags is also the story of the Allied sailors who encountered these raiders and fought suicidal battles against a superior foe as well as the men, women and children who endured captivity on board the raiders as prisoners of the Third Reich.
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ISBN 9781925335156
Published AU 1 Aug 2016
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Format Hardback, 2nd ed.
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ISBN-13 9781925335156
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Exisle Publishing
Published 1 Aug 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback, 2nd ed.
Edition 2nd ed.
Author(s) By Robinson, Stephen
Category World History: Second World War
Military History
Naval Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
Military Vehicles
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 940.545943;940.545943
Weight 907g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations, German, Armed merchant ships
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade