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Sea Devil

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Count Felix von Luckner – the Sea Devil – remains one of the most colourful figures in 20th century Pacific history. When he first arrived in New Zealand in October 1917 as a prisoner of war he had to be protected from outraged members of the public, as anti-German sentiment was at its peak. Yet his gentlemanly conduct towards the crews he captured in his raiding activities, his audacious escape from Motuihe Island, and the resulting exposure of the New Zealand military authorities, turned him into something of a folk hero. 174 pages HB

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