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80 years ago this day
Posted by The other Craig on December 3, 2019, 16:03:00
DKM Graf Spee, marauding the South Atlantic sinks the 7,983 ton steamer Tairoa, carrying a cargo of meat, wool & lead from Melbourne to Freetown. Ever the respectful the wartime captain, Hans Langsdorff takes the entire ship's company aboard, without a single loss of life as he'd done since the start of hostilities.
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