The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1914. THE END OF THE EMDEN.
The capture of the Emden and tbe id terning of the Konisberg constitute the best news received for many weeks. The Emden, particularly, hag done so much damage in her cireer chat she was a decided menace to shipping in tbe Indian Ocean. Her capture has reduced the insurance rate?, and will lighten the heart of many ships travel ling over that vast tract of ocean, Bhe was a wonderful boat for her speed, and had an unpleasant habit oi turning up in unexpected placo?i and doing heavy damage to onr trading boats. There v one thing about her career which should be an eye opener to all who do nob understand the German system of spies and that.is the way in which she was notified of all matters from every part of the large area where she preyed. It show 3 that German money \a being taken by bundredg of men living in tbe British possessions. There is no doubt the ruse of sending away the guardahip from Cocos Keeling Island succeeded in attracting the Emden to her doocn. Someone on the island signalled to the Emden that the guardship was gone, and she rushed in to destroy the Station and be destroyed by the avenging Sydney. whole British Empire baß joined in congratulating Australia on the work of the Sydney. It is Certainly an auspicious beginning j forth© Australian fleet. J
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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1914. THE END OF THE EMDEN.,
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3452, 13 November 1914