But first its my old favourite – the Battle of Cocos. HMS Sydney vs. SMS Emden. 9th November is not far away, but this will be one commemoration I'm ready for!
|Planned layout of the HMAS Sydney vs SMS Emden clash at Cocos Islands|
|HMS Sydney sights the smoke trail from the Emden|
|HMAS Sydney is spotted - Müller order a full head of steam and the SMS Emden leaves it's shore party behind and makes of open water.|
|Sydney closing to a distance of 9,500 yards (8,700 m)where they set a parallel course to the Emden and open fire to deadly effect.|
|North Keeling Island - the final resting place of the Emden|