The Germans Who Never Lost: The story of the Konigsberg

The Germans Who Never Lost The story of the Konigsberg The Konigsberg one of Germany s light cruisers which harried Allied commercial shipping during World War I left port in for a raiding life around the African coast A year later trapped in the

  • Title: The Germans Who Never Lost: The story of the Konigsberg
  • Author: Edwin P. Hoyt
  • ISBN: 9780722147603
  • Page: 166
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  • The Konigsberg, one of Germany s light cruisers which harried Allied commercial shipping during World War I, left port in 1914 for a raiding life around the African coast A year later, trapped in the Rufiji Delta, Konigsberg was shelled and sunk But her crew, and their ten 105 mm guns, got ashore The Konigsberg is destroyed but not beaten, Captain Max Looff reported.The Konigsberg, one of Germany s light cruisers which harried Allied commercial shipping during World War I, left port in 1914 for a raiding life around the African coast A year later, trapped in the Rufiji Delta, Konigsberg was shelled and sunk But her crew, and their ten 105 mm guns, got ashore The Konigsberg is destroyed but not beaten, Captain Max Looff reported It was the beginning of a three year running fight through East Africa Hauling their precious guns over impossible terrain, cut off from home bases and supplies, and crippled with disease, Looff and his men acted as guerillas and assault troops, defeating British forces far larger and better supplied than themselves When the Armistice was announced, only fifteen of Konigsberg s men were left, and one gun But they had established a modern legend.

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    1. Edwin P. Hoyt

      Edwin P Hoyt was a prolific American writer who specialized in military history He was born in Portland, Oregon to the publisher Edwin Palmer Hoyt 1897 1979 and his wife, the former Cecile DeVore 1901 1970 A younger brother, Charles Richard, was born in 1928 Hoyt attended the University of Oregon from 1940 to 1943.In 1943, Hoyt s father, then the editor and publisher of The Oregonian, was appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt as the director of the Domestic Branch, Office of War Information The younger Hoyt served with the Office of War Information during World War II, from 1943 to 1945 In 1945 and 1946, he served as a foreign correspondent for The Denver Post of which his father became editor and publisher in 1946 and the United Press, reporting from locations in China, Thailand, Burma, India, the Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and Korea.Edwin Hoyt subsequently worked as an ABC broadcaster, covering the 1948 revolution in Czechoslovakia and the Arab Israeli conflict From 1949 to 1951, he was the editor of the editorial page at The Denver Post He was the editor and publisher of the Colorado Springs Free Press from 1951 to 1955, and an associate editor of Collier s Weekly in New York from 1955 to 1956 In 1957 he was a television producer and writer director at CBS, and in 1958 he was an assistant publisher of American Heritage magazine in New York.Starting in 1958, Hoyt became a writer full time, and for a few years 1976 to 1980 served as a part time lecturer at the University of Hawaii In the 40 years since his first publication in 1960, he produced nearly 200 published works While Hoyt wrote about 20 novels many published under pseudonyms Christopher Martin and Cabot L Forbes the vast majority of his works are biographies and other forms of non fiction, with a heavy emphasis on World War II military history.Hoyt died in Tokyo, Japan on July 29, 2005, after a prolonged illness He was survived by his wife Hiroko, of Tokyo, and three children, Diana, Helga, and Christopher, all residing in the U.S.

    946 thoughts on “The Germans Who Never Lost: The story of the Konigsberg”

    1. It amazes me sometimes that there are such great books out there and not a lot of people have read or even heard about it. And then it is easy to forget that this is a real story as it reads like a novel. The story about the SMS Konigsberg and it's crew during it's cruise, it's blockade and the land campaign afterwards is incredible and this book is a real tribute to their courage, commitment and sacrifice for their country. The book also covers most of the East African Campaign during WW1 with [...]


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