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False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II
  

False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Robinson, Stephen

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Now available in paperback, False Flags 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 British 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. False Flags is an engrossing tale that will appeal to not only military experts, but also to anyone interested in Maritime History.
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ISBN 9781925335804
Published AU 1 Sep 2019
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925335804
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Exisle Publishing
Published 1 Sep 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Robinson, Stephen
Category World History: Second World War
European History
Maritime History
Military History
Naval Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 3835mm
Height: 5944mm
Dewey Code 940.545943
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
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

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