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The Last Cruise of the Emden

An abridged version of this book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
Swan of the East: The Life and Death of the German Cruiser Emden in World War I

Here is one of the most exciting war books ever written - the true story of the cruiser Emden, part of Germany's Far East Squadron in the 1914-18 War. Sent to the Indian Ocean (which was virtually a British lake), surrounded and hunted by vastly superior forces, the Emden sank some 20 merchantmen, a Russian cruiser and a French destroyer. Completely cut off from her own source of supplies, she captured those she needed from her victims. The Emden made world headline news, and even the British could not withhold their admiration for the daring, gallantry, the incredible dash, cheek and courage of this small ship. Even after their inevitable meeting with destiny, Kapitan von Muller and his brave crew still had not learned the meaning of surrender. The Last Cruise became a nightmare desert trek, a gamble for survival every bit as impressive as their sea-going exploits had been.

  • Author: Edwin P. Hoyt
  • Title: The Last Cruise of the Emden
  • First Published by: The Macmillan Company
  • First Published Format: HC
  • First Published Date: 1966

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