Title Swan of the East
Edition 1st thus
Publisher New York Macmillan 1968
Seller ID ID269652
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Abridged from "The Last Cruise of the Emden". 200 pages One of the epic stories of naval history. During the last months of 1914 the exploits of the Emden were headline news all over the world and even the British could not withhold their admiration for the daring and gallantry that this ship used to evade the Royal Navy. At the outbreak of WW2 the Emden became part Germany's far-east squadron. The other ships of the squadron, under Admiral von Spee met their fate in the Falkland Islands but the Emden had been detached to operate as a raider in the Indian Ocean sinking some 20 vessels.