March 1918: 1st World War – the National Schism: a story of espionage, based on the diaries of two Greek officers sent by the exiled King Constantine to his son King Alexander, about their mission from Germany to Messenia in a German submarine. It recounts their 32-month long ordeal hidden in a village stable in the region.

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    At the beginning of 1918, while the First World War raged on and the National Schism continued, two German submarines each landed, twenty days apart, two Greek officers secretly on the coast of Messenia. Their mission was to convey instructions from the exiled King Constantine in Switzerland to his son Alexander who ruled in Athens. The fate of two of them was arrest, trial, conviction for espionage and death by firing squad. The fate of the other two is revealed here with the publication of the manuscripts which the officers had themselves written and come from the family archives of the author. This book emphasises the internecine hatred, fear and hopelessness which characterised that period.

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    Weight 460 g
    Dimensions 17 x 24 cm
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    Greek

    Pages 120
    Images 30
DIMITRI S. FESSAS

1918–1920
The Problem of the second submarine
An episode in the period of the National Greek schism

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March 1918: 1st World War – the National Schism: a story of espionage, based on the diaries of two Greek officers sent by the exiled King Constantine to his son King Alexander, about their mission from Germany to Messenia in a German submarine. It recounts their 32-month long ordeal hidden in a village stable in the region.

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