How We Fought the Emden (1915)


Introduction

How We Fought the Emden is a 1915 Australian silent documentary film from cinematographer Charles Cusden about the Battle of Cocos during World War I.

It was also known as The Fate of the Emden.

Outline

A silent documentary film about the Battle of Cocos during World War I.

Production

Shortly after the defeat of the Emden during the Battle of Cocos, members of the Millions Club in Sydney formed a Cocos Island Syndicate and organised an expedition to make a film about it.

Cinematographer Charles Cusden sailed to the island and shot about 1,000 feet (300 m) of film in and around the battered ship, which had been beached on North Keeling Island.

Release

Footage from the movie was later incorporated into the films How We Beat the Emden (1915) and For the Honour of Australia (1916).

Other Films

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Charles Cusden.
  • Producer(s):
  • Writer(s):
  • Music:
  • Cinematography: Charles Cusden.
  • Editor(s):
  • Production: Australasian Films.
  • Release Date: June 1915.
  • Running Time: ? minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: Australia.
  • Language: English (Silent Film).

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