The Kaiser's Pirates

German Surface Raiders in World War One

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    August 9, 1994
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    10 × 7.8 × 1 in
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    25 oz
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The Kaiser's Pirates graphically relates the story of the war against commerce carried out by the German surface raiders in 1914-17. In the period before submarine warfare became pre-eminent - and the wireless telegraph reduced a surface ship's ability to hide - the Imperial German navy employed a selection of men-of-war and merchantmen in an attempt to disrupt the maritime trade on which the British economy depended. Accompanied by a detailed alphabetical listing of the many victims, the book traces the exploits of the cruisers and the merchant-raiders, supported by first-hand testimony from victors and victims alike.

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