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The Resource First victory : 1914 : HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider Emden, Mike Carlton

First victory : 1914 : HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider Emden, Mike Carlton

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First victory : 1914 : HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider Emden
Title
First victory
Title remainder
1914 : HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider Emden
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Mike Carlton
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  • First victory 1914
  • HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider Emden
  • First victory 1914
  • HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider Emden
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Language
eng
Summary
HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider, Emden. In the opening months of the First World War, Emden's trail of destruction was tremendous. This one small ship and her skilled and gallant captain wrought havoc on the maritime trade of the British Empire, capturing and sinking ships at will. Australia, sending wool, wheat and gold across the Indian Ocean to sustain the Mother Country and despatching tens of thousands of young men to join the fight, had a vital interest in bringing Emden to her end. The battle, when it came, was short and bloody, an emphatic first victory at sea for the newborn Royal Australian Navy. It remains to this day a celebrated epic of naval warfare. In the century since, many writers have been there before Mike Carlton. Most were German, some of them survivors of the battle, others later historians, and they have generally told the story well. British accounts vary in quality, from good to nonsense, and there have been some patchwork American attempts as well. Curiously, there has been very little written from an Australian point of view. This book is - in part - an attempt to remedy that, with new facts and perspectives brought into the light of day
Award
NSW Premier's History Awards, Australian Military History Prize, 2014.
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10319394
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ANL
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Carlton, Michael
Dewey number
940.45994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sydney (Cruiser : 1913-1929)
  • Emden (Cruiser)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Naval battles
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Germany
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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1914
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First victory : 1914 : HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider Emden, Mike Carlton
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Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-441) and index
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volume
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
Control code
000051672879
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, [1], 467 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742757636
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some in colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles
Label
First victory : 1914 : HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider Emden, Mike Carlton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
Control code
000051672879
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, [1], 467 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742757636
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some in colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles

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