Fine Ships & Gallant Sailors - The Sydney-Emden Battle, 9 November 1914
When shipwright Edward Bunkin sailed from
Whilst escorting the first contingent of ANZAC troops to the Middle East the Sydney was called away to investigate a strange vessel at the Cocos (
This book is also about an obscure community in the middle of the Pacific, and how, for a few short days, they were drawn unwittingly into events which still loom large over their islands and in naval history.
The story of the Sydney-Emden battle has been told elsewhere, but this book makes extensive use of Bunkinís journal, interwoven with other sources to provide a very personal account of the event and its aftermath.
Published February 2010
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