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The Resource The battles of Coronel and the Falklands, 1914, Geoffrey Bennett

The battles of Coronel and the Falklands, 1914, Geoffrey Bennett

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The battles of Coronel and the Falklands, 1914
Title
The battles of Coronel and the Falklands, 1914
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Bennett
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
WORLD HISTORY: FROM C 1900 -. The defeat that Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock suffered at Coronel in 1914 at the hands of Maximilian Graf von Spee, one of Germany's most brilliant naval commanders, was the most humiliating blow to British naval prestige since the eighteenth century and a defeat that had to be avenged immediately. On 8 December 1914, the German squadron steamed towards Port Stanley, unaware that in the harbour lay two great British battle-cruisers, the 'Invincible' and 'Inflexible'. Realizing this, Spee had no option but to turn and flee. Hour by hour during that long day, the British ships closed in until, eventually, Spee was forced to confront the enemy. With extraordinary courage, and against hopeless odds, the German cruisers fought to the bitter end. At five-thirty that afternoon, the last ship slowly turned and rolled to the bottom. Cradock and Britain had been avenged
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The battles of Coronel and the Falklands, 1914, Geoffrey Bennett
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Copyright
Note
First published in 1962
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Control code
37564638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
180 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781783462797
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37564638
  • (Sirsi) 37564638
Label
The battles of Coronel and the Falklands, 1914, Geoffrey Bennett
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 1962
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Control code
37564638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
180 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781783462797
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37564638
  • (Sirsi) 37564638

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