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Odyssey of the Komet : Raider of the Third Reich (Paperback) (Olivier Pigoreau)

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Part of the Gotenhafen on July 3, 1940 in a campaign that would last 516 days, the Komet was a cargo processed by the German Navy to operate as auxiliary cruiser allied against trade ships.

Winner of the Pacific waters’ partially frozen Arctic Ocean, this predator disguised as a Japanese vessel will carried out hunting in all oceans, even in Antarctica, boarding ten allied ships, creating insecurity off of the Australian coast and New Zealand as well as around the Panama Canal.

A fascinating adventure with 200 restored and unpublished shots.

The secret rendezvous with German supply ships at sea, the capture and destruction of enemy ships, the prisoners taken on board, daily life, ceremonies, shore excursions or meeting with the U-boats in the Atlantic: little has escaped the lens of the photographer.


...includes an introduction by Max Moulin, a retired naval officer active in French maritime history associations...While much has been published on the famous German commerce raiders, what distinguishes this volume is the stunning photography, roughly 200 images taken during the ship’s 1940-1941 deployment that are believed to have been made by the ship’s senior medical officer. Candid, high-quality images make this a truly remarkable “cruise book”, giving an intimate and extensive view of the ship, its crew, and its activities never before seen in such detail, all the more remarkable for the clandestine nature of the ship’s activity and its early destruction at the outset of a second deployment soon afterwards. "
Warship International
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / General, Military / World War II
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Olivier Pigoreau
Language: English
Street Date: March 16, 2016
TCIN: 50750584
UPC: 9782352504559
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-4310
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