Despatches from Agent Orange – Despatch #9

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Despatches from Agent Orange – episode 9

Welcome to Despatches from Agent Orange, Despatch #9 “Sydney vs Emden”. Brief early history of RAN, HMAS Sydney, SMS Emden, Captain Glossop, Kaptain von Muller, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Sydney’s First World War service.

Today’s despatch focuses on Australia’s first naval victory, the infant Royal Australian Navy being thrown into combat, Light Cruiser HMAS Sydney battles with the German Light Cruiser SMS Emden, and briefly looks at HMAS Sydney’s First World War service.

Above – HMAS Sydney V Emden battle map

Above – Emden aground

Above – Emden destroyed

Above – HMAS Sydney gun crew

Above – the original HMAS Sydney

Above – SMS Emden

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1 Comment

Filed under Despatches from Agent Orange, NaPodPoMo2008, Orange Tim

One response to “Despatches from Agent Orange – Despatch #9

  1. The Emden got pwn3d. Great production on this one, Tim.

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