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The Wolf: The German Raider That Terrorized the Southern Seas During World War I in an Epic Voyage of Destruction and Gallantry

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In 1916, a nondescript freighter left Germany carrying 465 submarine mines, 16 torpedoes, 8 cannons, 1,400 shells, a seaplane, and 346 men who believed they were embarking on a suicide mission. That ship became known to Allied forces as the Wolf, and by the time it returned to Germany more than a year later it was home to more than 800 men, women, and children from twenty-five different nations, including its own crew.

Led by Captain Karl August Nerger, an honorable man who sank more than thirty Allied ships but spared the crews and passengers on board by taking them prisoner, the Wolf traveled 64,000 miles and remained at sea for fifteen months without pulling into port. Capturing 400 prisoners, the Wolf became home to an extraordinary collection of humanity, from the secret lover of W. Somerset Maugham to a six-year-old American girl who was adopted as a mascot by the German crew. Forced to survive on plundered food, facing death from scurvy, and hunted by the combined navies of five Allied nations, the Germans and their prisoners came to share a close bond.

The Wolf is a gripping war narrative, painting a rich, detailed picture of a world profoundly shaped by global conflict.

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The amazing, epic story of a secret German ship—and floating international prison—that raised havoc on the British Empire for fifteen months during World War I.

About the Author

Page has lived all over the Eastern side of Britain. He has worked as a care assistant, student nurse and nurse, and for the NHS, local authorities and private companies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400115334
Author:
Guilliatt, Richard
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Author:
Hohnen, Peter
Author:
Page, Michael
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
690

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » World War I
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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