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Prisoner of the Kormoran WW2 before HMAS Sydney

Prisoner of the Kormoran WW2 before HMAS Sydney

Prisoner of the Kormoran ' W. A. Jones edited by James Taylor .

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Prisoner of the Kormoran ' W. A. Jones edited by James Taylor .

The Australian Freighter "Mareeba " and all her crew disappeared without trace , in 1941, when bound for Calcutta . W.A. Jones, the only survivor relates how the vessel was sunk in the Indian Ocean by the " Kormoran " which later was destroyed by and in turn destroyed HMAS Sydney . He was taken prisoner by the German raider for five months later being transferred to a prison ship. At Cape Horn the prison ship was sunk Jones and companions suffered exposure until they were picked up by German U Boat. Later he was sent as POW to Bremen.

Interesting story especially with it's relation to Australian's greatest single wartime loss the mystery of the Sinking of HMAS Sydney .

  • Book Condition: Front blank page has been clipped some wear, marks on text block otherwise all in very good order.
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Heavy Hard Boards
  • Publication Date: 1944
  • Total Pages: 318

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