German Officers POW

"Group portrait of German Officer prisoners of war (POWs) interned in No. 13 POW Group at Dhurringile near Murchison. They are survivors of the German Auxiliary Cruiser Kormoran which was sunk in November 1941 in an engagement with HMAS Sydney. This resulted in the Sydney being sunk with the loss of the entire crew. Back row, left to right: Oberleutnant zur See Joachim Greter; Oberleutnant zur See Edmond Schafer; Oberleutnant Freiherr Reinhold von Malapert; Oberleutnant Fritz Skeries; Oberleutnant Joachim von Gosseln; Oberleutnant Wilhelm Brinkmann. Front row: Kapitanleutnant Henry Meyer; Kapitanleutnant Kurt Foerster; Fregattenkapitan Theodor Detmers (Commanding Officer); Oberleutnant Heinz Messerschmidt."

“Group portrait of German Officer prisoners of war (POWs) interned in No. 13 POW Group at Dhurringile near Murchison. They are survivors of the German Auxiliary Cruiser Kormoran which was sunk in November 1941 in an engagement with HMAS Sydney. This resulted in the Sydney being sunk with the loss of the entire crew. Back row, left to right: Oberleutnant zur See Joachim Greter; Oberleutnant zur See Edmond Schafer; Oberleutnant Freiherr Reinhold von Malapert; Oberleutnant Fritz Skeries; Oberleutnant Joachim von Gosseln; Oberleutnant Wilhelm Brinkmann. Front row: Kapitanleutnant Henry Meyer; Kapitanleutnant Kurt Foerster; Fregattenkapitan Theodor Detmers (Commanding Officer); Oberleutnant Heinz Messerschmidt.”