THE LAST CORSAIR. Dan van der Vat.


The Story of the Emden. Pp. 206(last blank), 8 plates, endpaper map, note on sources, index; med 8vo; a couple of bruises to edges of lower board; dust wrapper, edges slightly rubbed, with short closed tear from top fore-corner into front panel; name & date in ink at head of upper free endpaper, a little light foxing; Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1983. First edition. *'The best sea story of the First World War: the lone campaign of the German light cruiser SMS Emden against the British Empire in the Indian Ocean....She terrorised the entire region, delayed troop movements, sank two warships, held up twenty-one British merchantmen sending sixteen to the bottom, abducted four colliers, shelled Madras causing a huge oil fire - and made a daring and destructive hit-and-run raid on Penang' [wrapper blurb]. Item #142226

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