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Next to the U-boats, the surface raiders of the Kriegsmarine were among the most effective naval vessels the Germans loosed upon the oceans during World War II. Few, however, know that some of these "auxiliary cruisers" also served in the Pacific Ocean, even laying mines outside of New Zealand harbors. This work is based on Admiralty documents, New Zealand Naval records, and German official reports. 21 photos, 2 drawings, 6 maps, 1 diagram, 1 chart.. A Merriam Press Reprint.…mehr

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Next to the U-boats, the surface raiders of the Kriegsmarine were among the most effective naval vessels the Germans loosed upon the oceans during World War II. Few, however, know that some of these "auxiliary cruisers" also served in the Pacific Ocean, even laying mines outside of New Zealand harbors. This work is based on Admiralty documents, New Zealand Naval records, and German official reports. 21 photos, 2 drawings, 6 maps, 1 diagram, 1 chart.. A Merriam Press Reprint.
Autorenporträt
Sydney David Waters is a New Zealand journalist who specialized in naval and merchant shipping affairs. He is the author of two histories of the New Zealand Shipping Company, Clipper Ship to Motorliner and Ordeal by Sea, and of Pamir: The Story of a Sailing Ship. He served as a gunner in the 1st NZEF during the First World War.