NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
13th December, 1917 : A German raider, the converted merchantman Wolf, has spent months lurking off the coast of New Zealand since June, destroyed three ships without the authorities ever suspecting her presence. In an unrelated event, 10 German prisoners of war escaped from their camp on Motuihe Island today. The news of the escape and the Wolf‘s exploits have caused considerable embarrassment. It appears that the raider left these waters recently. A message in a bottle from prisoner on board the ship, which described where it laid minefields, was found this month in the Celebes Islands.