Richard Guilliatt: The Wolf How One German Raider Terrorized The Southern Seas During The First World War

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Good book gives you the feel of what it s like to be on a German Auxilliary Raider in World War 1 A good example of one of the most successful of ww1 raiders that have been completely forgotten by history In 1916 at the height of World War I a seemingly mundane freighter left ort in Germany It was no ordinary ship however and the voyage on which it was embarking would become one of the most audacious and successful of its kind for the Wolf was in fact a German commerce raider and one that would not only sink 37 trading vessels and enemy warships but stay at sea continuously for than 450 days while serving as home to than 400 Felipa prisoners including women and children from 25 nations This is both a well researched work of history and an entertaining and gripping seafaring tale giving as it does a vivid view into the lives of not only the German crew but the Americans Britons Australians Kiwis Japanese Spaniards and others who came to be imprisoned on Captain Karl Nerger s raider The Wolf reads like a novel and the authors expertly weave together the stories of several of the captives whileutting the entire tale in the context of a world in transition from the days of Victorian chivalry to the beginnings of modern industrial societyHighly recommended This book is an interesting and easy to read account of a German commercial raider of WW1 SMS Wolf The story is told from the oint of view of the German crew and its victims and the story just races along It s a very interesting tale of a brave German crew but also highlights the tenacity and bravery of the victims captured by this raider and their year long confinement on board the SMS Wolf Overall it s an enjoyable book to read and offers the reader an insight into a different and mainly untold history of the Great War Excellent book about a German WW1 commercial raider heavily armed merchant ship aiming for oppositions cargo and transportation convoys SMS Wolf whose role was downplayed by Allies although ship accomplished something that no ship ever did stay afloat and execute raids for than 400 days on the open sea without any base of operationsShip roamed every world ocean during 400 days executed harbor mining of key Allied orts and attacked commercial freighters and caused loss of over 110000 tons of shipping to the Allies Besides the action of the ship itself which are uite amazing main topic of the book are the stories of the crew captured The Blueprint (English Edition) prisoners of war and relations between themIt is interesting how some things never change Censorship on Allied side that wanted to shut down any story about the German auxiliary cruiser operating in the Far East and around Australia and New Zealand byushing stories about German spies and saboteurs Crisis of the Strauss Divided planting bombs on merchant ships caused terrible issues on multiple fronts First it caused ship losses because standardrecautions like encrypting messages and like weren t used thus enabling Wolf to easily attack its The Master Masons of Chartres prey Second it caused hate against Australians and New Zealanders of German origin that had to migrate back to Germany at the end of the war Unlike Japanese immigrant internship in America during the WW2 I never heard about the internship of citizens of German origin in Australia New Zealand South Africa this one got me truly going what and any other British colonyprotectorate in the betweenThe way Germans wereortrayed in Allied media was also a surprise to me Germans did start the war but level of demonization and representation of Germans as Huns as in Atilla the Hun s Huns is truly terrible and awful Considering this and the way Nazi Germany used the media during WW2 makes me shudder when I thin. In the years 1916 1918 the Wolf an ordinary freighter fitted out with a hidden arsenal of weapons was sent by Germany on one of the most daring clandestine naval missions of modern times Under the command of Kapitan Karl Nerger the ship undertook a continuous fifteen month cruise in which she traversed three of the world's major oceans destroyed than thirty Allied vessels and captured over 400 men women and children During this time the Wolf maintained radio silence and.

K what can demagogues do with modern media in hands and again it is not like we do not witness the abuse todayAs Wolf captured ship after ship it slowly accumulated large number of VARSITY ABDL (Age Play, Forced Regression, Enema, Domestic Discipline, Spanking Romance) prisoners sailors from almost everyart of the world but also Road House - The Novel passengers men women and children As timeassed by this caused issues with food shortages outbreaks of thousand and one sea faring disease and general depressing atmosphere on an overcrowded ship in tropical seas with less and less food as time Gnosis passed byIt is interesting to see howrisoners made the internal divisions by race very unflattering view of the Asians that during this Left to Die-a First Hand Account of Life in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina pandemic starts toop up again and even within the same race general view that all Scandinavians are German sympathizers Constant bickering Dolphin Diaries Bind-Up problems caused by theresence of women among the men living among men for months captured officers seeking elite The Wingman Chronicles prisoner status and better conditions entire ship was snapshot of the world at the time with all issues that come with itBook goes into detail about thoserisoners like Cameron family and German officers and crewmen captain Nerger among them that wrote about their experiences after the war We follow Flood Legends prisoners as they try to survive on overcrowded ship in degrading conditions marvel at the Germans because they behave differently than media represents them and experience constant emotional ups and downs as hopes for being released on any of the many islands get crushed by reality Germans simply cannot allow theirrisoners to inform the Allies of the raider s The Best Of Saint Louis presence in the area On the other hand we follow German officers as they try to control the crew during the highly demanding voyage crew living in conditions that are little better than the wayrisoners live constantly loading coal from captured ships on a calm and stormy seas utter despair after year of travel because they do not know if and when will their travel finally end will they ever see their families and after hearing rumors about situation in Germany uestion arises what will they find when they come back homeAuthors write in uite a capturing way There is not a single surplus The Brother-Offended Checklist page in this book Story flows very naturally and keeps the reader s attention to the very endFinal chapters are bitter sweet because at thatoint reader will be emotionally linked not only to the risoners but also to the German crew These chapters describe the fates of all ersonas in the book from German crew to the Detour (Something in Common, prisoners and most importantly fate of the SMS Wolf itself Raider that caused havoc behind enemy lines was downplayed by the Allies because it had to fit the narrative How can one admit that single ship slipped through so many blockades of Allied forces and made an round the globe trip starting from and ending in Kiel Germany Raider finally ended its life after a decade ofost war service as a merchant vesselExceptional book for anyone interested in naval history Story of a lesser known German raider during WWI This extraordinary voyage from Kiel to New Zealand and back to Kiel took well over a full year The ship never went into a harbor during this time coaled at sea from captured ships The story of other raiders are better known and celebrated but this one is the real deal Emden SeeadlerHorrible living conditions on board because of the influx of captured crews and マジック・ツリーハウス〈1〉恐竜の谷の大冒険 passengers made it a challenge to keep discipline Diseases amongst captured and captors because of deficiency in Vitamin C meager food rations made this a helli A fascinating bookroviding an in depth history of one of the successful of World War One German Commerce Raiders as well as an explanation of the mechanisms Never Bear Creek Road pulled intoort surviving on fuel and food lundered from captured ships Euipped with the era's newest technological marvels the Wolf was an instrument of terror in a new age of mechanised warfareIn The Wolf Richard Guilliatt Peter Hohnen bring this little known story to life by drawing on dozens of eyewitness accounts unpublished memoirs declassified government files newspaper reports and family archives unearthed during three years of intensive research in sev.

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F commerce warfare SMS WOLF was a converted merchant ship outfitted with guns torpedoes mines and an aircraft and loaded with enough coal and supplies to make an extended voyage Her mission was to roceed to Britain s faraway trade routes and cause disruption through mining of Carneycopia ports and destruction of ships She returned to Germany after 444 days at sea having sunk over 110000 tons of shipping mostly through mines laid at unsuspectingorts Her success and longevity stemmed from a strict Captives of New Pompeii (New Pompeii, policy of takingrisoners vice releasing captured crews and a high level game of informa Almost 100 years from the start of WWI and thousands of books written The Wolf The German Raider That Terrorized the Southern Seas During World War I in an Epic Voyage of Destruction and Gallantry demonstrates there are still stories of bravery and survival against the odds to be told The Wolf chronicles the amazing voyage of a German commerce raider a warship disguised as a commercial cargo vessel The Wolf slips out of a northern German ort and raids Allied shipping for the next fifteen months The Wolf sails around the tip of Africa into the Indian Ocean and out to the Pacific around Australia and New Zealand She lays minefields off the coasts of South Africa India Australia Malay Peninsula New Zealand All the while the Wolf captures and sinks Allied shipping taking the crews of those ships risoner The book also tells the story of how the Allies had no idea what was going on for a very long time Who gets blamed for the disappearing ships is a sad chapter as Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers, politicians lie and fingeroint in all directions The chivalry of the German captain and crew is a last vestige of an earlier time I really enjoyed this sea story I hope you do too 4 Stars This book was a little dull It tries to compete in the genre of Unbroken or Flyboys story driven books about a specific Alfie Outdoors part of war but it comes up short The story itself doesn t seem interesting enough for an entire book There are interesting books about WWI and interesting books about long sea voyages Fascinating tale I mretty well read on WWI and I d never before heard this storySynopsis without actual spoilers Picture a commerce raider disguised as a freighter but armed with 59 inch main guns and torpedo tubes lus mines for mine laying that sneaks out of Germany captures than a dozen ships with no time of capture casualties other than one Japanese ship that resisted lays all of its mines with many later successes from them and eventually gets back to Germany with a couple hundred risoners in its holdAnd those Her Mothers Daughter prisoners are British Japanese some Swedish Australian Chinese etcThe book almost lost a star early on The authors accept Wilson s definition of US neutrality at face value and then initially appear to accept theoor Lusitania story They mostly but not uite entirely right the ship so to speak a few Howard Stern Comes Again pages later They note the Lusitania was carrying munitions as well asassengers though they neglect to note it was armed They do Spellbound point out the British blockade by extension and use of food as a blockade tool were as illegal under international law as German submarine war I love finding books about events I have never heard of before and this book covers one of them The Wolf made a 444 day voyage from Germany to South Africa India Australia New Zealand the South Seas Singapore and back to Germany with stopping in anyorts She refueled and reprovisioned herself by capturing other ships on the high seas Often she was laying mines and in the Cant Fake This process of capturing ships she managed to to take on board than 400 of their crew andassengers captives A fascinating and well written book. Eral countries What emerges from these accounts is a richly detailed Writing Myths picture of the world through which the Wolf moved with all its social divisions and naked xenophobia its spirit of bravery and stoicism itsaradoxical combination of old world social s and rapid technological changeThis extraordinary adventure story exhibits the tremendous impact that one lone audacious German warship made on the eople of many nations during the final two years of the First World War.