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The Kaiser's Pirates: Hunting Germany's Raiding Cruisers 1914-1915

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The Kaiser’s Pirates is a dramatic and little-known story of World War I, when the actions of a few men shaped the fate of nations. By1914 Germany had ships and sailors scattered across the globe, protecting its overseas colonies and “showing the flag” of its new Imperial Navy. After war broke out on August 4 there was no hope that they could reach home. Instead, they were ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Pen & Sword Books (first published October 1st 2013)
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Shawn
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a superb read. It is well executed from the standpoint of the balance between recounting extensive research and engagement with a thrilling narrative. Hewitt covers ground that has been well covered before. Between the days leading up to the outbreak of World War One and the subsequent twelve months, a collection of often sole cruisers ranged the ocean's wrecking havoc and tieing up substantial British and colonial capital warships. This book explores, the moral, economic and strategic i ...more
Greg Phillips
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written and worth it

An obviously well researched and well written work on the much less well known ships of the Kaiser. Most books cover the sexy glamorous “big ships”, or maybe the classic Emden for example. This gives you a history of all the Kaiser’s cruisers and AMC’s available at the start of the war, their successes and failures and discusses the question “were they worth it”.
Blake Walker
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military-history
Interesting books on WWI German commerce raiders. It was a different world a century ago. Recommended.
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