Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura
Clear fronted plastic folder containing 95 printed pages bound with plastic strip on left side.
A German participant's account of the naval battle between the disguised German Raider HSK "Kormoran", and the Australian Light Cruiser HMAS "Sydney" off the West Australian Coast, Both vessels sank. The "Sydney" with all hands. The account follows his time in the lifeboat, his rescue, time in hospital in Perth then as Prisoner of War in Camp 13, Murchison, Vic.
The author Dahm is listed as a crew member of HSK "Kormoran", and as a Prisoner of War in the National Australian Archives. The translator Barkei is a respected translator and one who has done much work for the Tatura & District Historical Society.
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Dahm's 'kormoran" Story Excerps from the Diary of Franz Heinrich Dahm.