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Choose from 25 pictures in our Emden collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Constantinople - SMS Emden Hellmuth von Mucke Featured Print

Constantinople - SMS Emden Hellmuth von Mucke

Survivors from the German Cruiser SMS Emden - a Captain (Hellmuth von Mucke), 3 officers and 30 men at Constantinople, Turkey - 5th May 1915. A prelude to this scene was The Battle of Cocos, which took place on 9 November 1914 during the First World War off the Cocos Islands, in the north east Indian Ocean. The SMS Emden attacked the British cable station on Direction Island and was engaged (and sunk) several hours later by the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney. The survivors from Emden were captured and Emden was destroyed. Some 230 of Emden's survivors were transferred from Sydney to the SS Empress of Russia for transport to Colombo. In the meantime, von Mucke and his men (who had come onshore from the Emden prior to the final battle) had seized the three-masted schooner Ayesha, moored in the lagoon, and some supplies. They made for Padang on Sumatra, in the neutral territory of the Dutch East Indies, where they rendezvoused with a German merchant vessel on the 13th December. Mucke's party made their way to Turkey by way of the Red Sea (en route back to Germany), arriving on 5th May 1915, as shown in this photograph. Date: 1915

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

HMAS Sydney landing party, Direction Island, WW1 Featured Print

HMAS Sydney landing party, Direction Island, WW1

Landing party of HMAS Sydney in a rowing boat, just about to arrive at Direction Island, in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean, during the early part of the First World War. The previous day they had destroyed the German raider Emden off North Keeling Island. The sailor in the black cap is a German prisoner who spoke English and was taken along as an interpreter. Date: 10 November 1914

© Robert Hunt Library/Mary Evans