Reprint of scarce memoir by Goeben’s radio operator depicting war in the Black Sea. Russian born German naval reservist Georg Kopp found himself at the centre of maneuvers executed by the German battlecruiser Goeben and cruiser consort Breslau. Thanks to his fluency in Russian he was assigned to the wireless office where he was present to interpret all naval intelligence affecting German naval movements and create a signals deception program aimed at the Russians as both navies maneuver in the Black Sea attempting to trap and outfox each other. The first few chapters provide the German view of the famous dash of both ships away from pursuing British naval forces and through the Mediterranean prior to finding succor in Turkish waters. A little known yet informative memoir of the Great War at Sea.
Facsimile reprint of out of print work.
P.228 pages in the reprint. Does not include maps or photographs contained in the original.
Georg Kopp. (1837-1914)
Arthur Chambers (1869-1934)
Celestino Corraliza (Editor)