SINKING OF THE DRESDEN - The sinking of the German cruiser DRESDEN by HMS' GLASGOW, KENT and ORAMA. DRESDEN was sighted and tracked down on March 4th near to Juan Fernandez Island (the abode of Robinson Crusoe). Our ships were determined she should not escape. DRESDEN put up a fight for five minutes, but hauled down her colours and displayed the white flag. She was much damaged, and set on fire, and after she had been burning for some time her magazine exploded, and she sank. It was complete victory to our ships, as we suffered no casualties or damage. With our usual humanity, we saved the crew of DRESDEN, The lost German cruiser was a sister ship of EMDEN and formed one of the squadron that sunk the GOOD HOPE and MONMOUTH.' The card fails to mention that DRESDEN had only 80 tons of coal, no ammunition for her main armament and no spares for her worn-out engine. The white flag was raised to allow time for the crew to scuttle the ship as she could not fight. She was set afire and abandoned, the crew making for shore and internment in neutral Chile, to whom Juan Fernandez Island belonged.