On this day: the Battle of Cocos

A landing party from the German Navy cruiser Emden leaving the jetty of Direction Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean jetty on 9 November 1914 during World War I.

A German landing party from the Emden arrives in Australian territory. 1914.

The Battle of Cocos took place in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, a territory of Australia, on the 9th of November, 1914.

China, Tsingtau S.M.S.Emden im Hafen. Frühjahr 1914.

The German ship in China earlier the same year.

Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney responded to a German attack on a communications centre.

The wreck of SMS Emden.

The Emden, wrecked after the battle.

The German light cruiser SMS Emden was sunk by the Australians. Four Australians and 134 Germans died.

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