The Wolf

Author(s): Richard Guilliatt; Peter Hohnen

World History

"ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED NAVAL HISTORY TITLES OF 2009 IS OUT NOW IN PAPERBACK. July 1917- the First World War is about to enter its fourth horrendous year and ships are mysteriously disappearing off Australia and New Zealand as a young Australian woman named Mary Cameron sails with her husband and daughter across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Sydney. Less than a thousand miles from Sydney, a black-hulled freighter appears out of the vast blue emptiness, and Mary and her daughter rush to the deck to greet her. Suddenly, two hinged iron sections of the freighter's bulwarks drop down to reveal she is bristling with guns. She is in fact the German warship the Wolf, and the Cameron family are about to find themselves captive on one of the century's most extraordinary wartime sea voyages. Sent by Germany on a suicide mission to the far side of the world, the Wolf was a formidable and ingenious commerce-raider. Her task was to inflict maximum destruction on Allied shipping using all the latest technology of warfare - torpedoes, mines, cannons, smokescreens, wireless receivers, even a seaplane. It was an assignment so secret that she could never pull in to port or transmit an

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General Fields

  • : 9781741666250
  • : Random House Australia
  • : William Heinemann
  • : July 2010
  • : 200x130mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : BxW photographs
  • : 400
  • : 940.45943
  • : 2
  • : Paperback
  • : Richard Guilliatt; Peter Hohnen