Matthew S. Seligmann is Professor of Naval History at Brunel University London. An expert in Anglo-German relations before the First World War, he is the author of Rivalry in Southern Africa, 1893-99 (1998); Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on Germany on the Eve of the First World War (2006); Naval Intelligence from Germany: The Reports of the British Naval Attachés in Berlin, 1906-1914 (2007); The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1900-1914 (2012); and Military Intelligence from Germany 1906-1914 (2014); and the co-author of Germany from Reich to Republic, 1871-1918 (2000); Leadership in Conflict 1914-1918 (2000); Losing the Peace: Failed Settlements and the Road to War (2009); and The Naval Route to the Abyss: The Anglo-German Naval Race 1895-1914 (2015).
Dr. Michael Epkenhans is professor of modern history and chief historian at the Centre for Military History and Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces at Potsdam, Germany. He also teaches modern history at Potsdam University. In 2008 he published the biography Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz: Architect of the German Battle Fleet.
Dr Frank Nägler is a retired Commander in the German Navy. He has published several articles on the history of the German navy as well as of the Bundeswehr.
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