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Von Luckner: A Reassessment

Count Felix von Luckner in New Zealand and the South Pacific 1917-1919 and 1938


James Bade

Contents: The Seeadler in the Pacific: raiding activities and stranding on Maupelia – The journey west by lifeboat from Maupelia and capture in Fiji – The escape from Motuihe Island and recapture at the Kermadecs – Some Island enquiries: von Luckner’s complaint to the Governor-General and Karl Grün’s plea for German intervention – The 1938 propaganda visit to New Zealand and its consequences.