The exploits of the German battle cruiser Goeben at the outbreak of World War I changed the early course of the war and had a decisive impact on subsequent world history. Virtually alone in the Mediterranean, the Goeben eluded the French and British fleets and joined with Turkish forces, influencing Turkey to enter the war on Germany's side. Ludendorff estimated that this prolonged World War I by two years.Reseña del editor:
This is the story of 12 days that changed the world. As the outbreak of the Great War drew ever nearer, the German navy had just two ships in the Mediterranean - the new battle-cruiser Goeben and the light cruiser Breslau. Against them was arrayed 16 British and French battleships and cruisers.
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Buchbeschreibung Edinburgh, Birlinn Limited, 2000. Revised Edition 16 cm x 24 cm. 252 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Includes for example the following essays: Germany woos and wins Turkey / Admiral Milne and the British Mediterranean Fleet / The French parliamentary investigation / The Black Sea campaign etc. Artikel-Nr. 71584AB