The Sea Devil

The Adventures of Count Felix von Luckner, the Last Raider under Sail

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The Sea Devil

The Adventures of Count Felix von Luckner, the Last Raider under Sail

Description

In 1916, a three-masted windjammer bearing Norwegian colours sailed out of a quiet anchorage in Germany, loaded with cargo and apparently bound for Australia. Her true mission was quite different.

The ship was, in fact, the SMS Seeadler, commanded by swashbuckling German aristocrat Felix von Luckner. Over an epic voyage, he used cunning and deception to destroy fourteen merchant ships, all the while evading the utterly foxed and infuriated British Admiralty in a daring game of cat and mouse.

This rip-roaring World War I story depicts a life of espionage, counterespionage and piracy of the most gentlemanly kind.

Product details

Published Sep 21 2017
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 256
ISBN 9781472827890
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 1 x 8pp colour plates
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Sam Jefferson

Sam Jefferson is a journalist and maritime histori…

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