False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II

False Flags Disguised German Raiders of World War II False Flags tells the epic untold story of German raider voyages to the South Seas during the early years of World War II In the raiders Orion Komet Pinguin and Kormoran left Germany and waged

  • Title: False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II
  • Author: Stephen Robinson
  • ISBN: 9781925335156
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 globeFalse 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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    1. This was an amazing history of German raiders in World War 2 with a focus on their activity in the vicinity of Australia and NZ. Well written and with an empathetic nod to sailors of all countries. Fascinating!

    2. A great read on the daring feats of German Raiders in Australian Home waters during WW2.The book gives an insight into the minds of the daring and somewhat insane captains and their crews. Definitely worth reading if you’re into WW2 naval history

    3. Excellent book - growing up in Australia we were never told the history of war from an impact on Australia point of view - this was excellent.

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