AUSTRALIA: Track of a Trophy

The bodies of thousands of Anzacs piled on the beach at Gallipoli have built a monument of fame to Australia's soldiers that cannot be destroyed. Australia's Navy, however, is young, small and very green. There is just one victory to which Australian bluejackets can point with pride. In November 1914 the high-stacked German commerce raider Emden, almost at the end of its fuel after a spectacular career among Allied shipping in the Far East, was cornered off the Cocos Islands by the Australian cruiser Sydney, beached and burned with a great loss...

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