Sea Devil: Count Von Luckner in New Zealand And the Pacific by James Bade

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Count Felix von Luckner – the Sea Devil – remains one of the most colourful figures in 20th century Pacific history. When he first arrived in New Zealand in October 1917 as a prisoner of war he had to be protected from outraged members of the public, as anti-German sentiment was at its peak. Yet his gentlemanly conduct towards the crews he captured in his raiding activities, his audacious escape from Motuihe Island, and the resulting exposure of the New Zealand military authorities, turned him into something of a folk hero. With the help of newly available archival documents, James Bade re-assesses key historical incidents to unravel the mysteries and misunderstandings surrounding the Sea Devil. The book includes six maps, over one hundred photos (many previously unpublished) and an eight-page colour section. This Steele Roberts Hardcover is in Mint condition.

ISBN: 1-877338-61-3 SKU: 813184 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.