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Le Miroir No 94 featuring SMS EMDEN

Date: 12 September 1915
Dimensions:
Display dimensions: 334 x 245 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Newspaper page
Object No: 00051852
Place Manufactured:France
Related Place:Deutschland, Indian Ocean,

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    Description
    Interesting French news photograph of the wrecked SMS EMDEN in the waters of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands after it was bombarded by HMAS SYDNEY on 9 November 1914. This was the first naval action involving an Australian warship.
    SignificanceThe sea battle between HMAS SYDNEY and SMS EMDEN was the first naval action involving an Australian warship and was highly celebrated and commemorated.
    HistoryDuring World War I HMAS SYDNEY (I), under Captain John Glossop's command, defeated the German raider SMS EMDEN off the Cocos-Keeling Islands on 9 November 1914. This was the first significant naval engagement involving an Australian warship.

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