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Emden Collection

Background imageEmden Collection: German cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney, WW1

German cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney, WW1
The German light cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914, at the Battle of Cocos. Date: 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: Sinking of the Emden

Sinking of the Emden
The predatory German cruiser Emden is sunk upon coral reef by the Australians

Background imageEmden Collection: German cruiser SMS Emden, WW1

German cruiser SMS Emden, WW1
The German light cruiser SMS Emden after being attacked by HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914, at the Battle of Cocos. Escaping crew can be seen in a boat in the foreground. 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: Constantinople - SMS Emden Hellmuth von Mucke

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

Background imageEmden Collection: Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
Scene outside the Duke of Yorks Theatre, London. The theatre, designed by architect Walter Emden was opened on 10 September 1892 although it started life as the Trafalgar Square Theatre

Background imageEmden Collection: Emden Shells Madras

Emden Shells Madras
The German cruiser Emden bombards the oil tanks in the harbour of Madras, India, and causes substantial damage to shipping. But she, too, will be destroyed

Background imageEmden Collection: Battle of Cocos, Indian Ocean, WW1

Battle of Cocos, Indian Ocean, WW1
Battle of Cocos, Indian Ocean, 9 November 1914, between the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney and the German light cruiser SMS Emden, First World War. The Australia ship won. 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: Karl Friedrich Max von Muller, German naval officer

Karl Friedrich Max von Muller, German naval officer
Karl Friedrich Max von Muller (1873-1923), German naval officer, mostly famously of the light cruiser SMS Emden during the First World War. Date: circa 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: Simon Bosboom

Simon Bosboom
SIMON BOSBOOM German architect and sculptor, born in Emden, employed by the Elector of Brandenburg, worked in the Netherlands. Date: 1614 - 1670

Background imageEmden Collection: EMDEN POSTCARD

EMDEN POSTCARD
This German light cruiser was very successful during the first months of the war under her captain Muller, but she was sunk by HMS Sydney in November 1914 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: Men of the Australian Navy in Great War Deeds, WW1

Men of the Australian Navy in Great War Deeds, WW1
Men of the Australian Navy, on board the HMAS Sydney, cheering and crying as the defeated and sinking German cruiser Emden turned to run ashore

Background imageEmden Collection: Hellmuth von Mucke, German naval officer

Hellmuth von Mucke, German naval officer
Hellmuth von Mucke (1881-1957), German naval officer, most famously 1st Officer of the light cruiser SMS Emden during the First World War. Date: circa 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: Madras fuel tanks on fire, WWI

Madras fuel tanks on fire, WWI
Oil tanks of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, a subsidiary of the Burmah Oil Company, on fire in Madras (now Chennai), India

Background imageEmden Collection: Smoke from shelled fuel tanks in Madras

Smoke from shelled fuel tanks in Madras
Thick black smoke pouring from shelled fuel tanks in Madras (now Chennai), India, hit by the German light cruiser SMS Emden in World War One. Date: 22nd September 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: Damage from SMS Emden in Madras, India, WWI

Damage from SMS Emden in Madras, India, WWI
Damaged building in Madras (now Chennai), India, after shelling by German light cruiser SMS Emden on 22nd September 1914 during World War One. Date: 22nd September 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: Anglo-Persian Oil fuel tanks burning in Madras

Anglo-Persian Oil fuel tanks burning in Madras
Anglo-Persian Oil, a subsidiary of the Burmah Oil Company, fuel tanks (agents Shaw Wallace) burning in Madras (now Chennai), India

Background imageEmden Collection: Sailing club in Madras damaged by SMS Emden

Sailing club in Madras damaged by SMS Emden
The sailing club building on the beach in Madras (now Chennai), India, damaged by a shell fired from the German light cruiser SMS Emden in World War One

Background imageEmden Collection: Silhouette of German cruisers 1914

Silhouette of German cruisers 1914
Silhouettes showing the appearance of some of the well-know German cruisers which were roaming the seas in search of British merchantmen. Date: 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: Emden Bombards India

Emden Bombards India
The German cruiser Emden cruises the Indian Ocean doing what damage she can : she shells the Anglo-Persian oil installation near Madras - seen burning here. 22nd September 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: Damaged by the Emden

Damaged by the Emden
The German cruiser Emden cruises the Indian Ocean doing what damage she can : she shells the Anglo-Persian oil installation near Madras - seen burning here. 22nd September 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: HMAS Sydney landing party, Direction Island, WW1

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

Background imageEmden Collection: LIGHT CRUISER EMDEN

LIGHT CRUISER EMDEN
Launched in 1908, the German light cruiser Emden was highly successful during the early part of the Great War, before being sunk by HMS Sydney in November 1914 Date: circa 1914

Background imageEmden Collection: Sydney Destroys Emden

Sydney Destroys Emden
Australian cruiser Sydney destroys the German raider Emden off North Keeling Island

Background imageEmden Collection: Hms Sydney Attacks Emden

Hms Sydney Attacks Emden
HMS Sydney opens fire on the German cruiser Emden

Background imageEmden Collection: Dortmund-Ems Canal

Dortmund-Ems Canal
Opened in 1899, this canal links Dortmund and Emden. The remarkable Hanrichenburg raises ships 14 metres : it will be replaced in 1962 and become a museum


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