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Author: THOMAS, LOWELL:
Title: The Sea Devil. The Story of Count Felix Von Luckner, the German War Raider.
Description: Heinemann. 1929 viii.. + 3088p. Illustrated . 22x14. Black cloth binding with gilt titles. Foxing to prelims & margins, otherwise Very Goo.. The seagoing experiences of Count von Lucker. Luckner ran away to sea age the age of 13 and didn't return until he was 21. Having obtained a master's ticket, he then joined the German Navy. He saw action at Jutland before taking command of the auxiliary sailing ship Seeadler, which sank 14 Allied merchantmen without taking a single life. This larger than life character recounts in his own words his adventures of ships, sailors' sweethearts, brawls, dancing halls and prisons, and wartime episodes. An enjoyable book.
Keywords: 322; naval history; history of the German Navy; war at sea 1914-1918
Price: GBP 4.95 = appr. US$ 7.07 Seller: Gerald Lee Maritime Books
- Book number: 4245
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