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The Resource False flags : disguised German raiders of World War II, Stephen Robinson

False flags : disguised German raiders of World War II, Stephen Robinson

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False flags : disguised German raiders of World War II
Title
False flags
Title remainder
disguised German raiders of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Robinson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An epic story of maritime daring and intrigue that will appeal to anyone interested in the world wars or maritime history, not just military experts. 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, 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
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10545369
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1978-
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Robinson, Stephen
Dewey number
940.5459
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Merchant marine
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Armed merchant ships
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
disguised German raiders of World War II
Label
False flags : disguised German raiders of World War II, Stephen Robinson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-350) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
000057255081
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781925335156
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)932173496
Label
False flags : disguised German raiders of World War II, Stephen Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
000057255081
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781925335156
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)932173496

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