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General Gopper
« on: July 07, 2013, 08:40:15 AM »
I am trying to get additional information about General Karl Gopper.  The information that I have is that Karl Gopper (1876-1940) was a Russian general of Latvian origin.

He fought in World War I and the Russian Civil War, and tried to take Petrograd with Kornilov.

I understand that he served in various White Russian units (circa 1919), then fled to Siberia and then to free Latvia.

He apparently wrote a memoir [Chetyre Katastrofi Vospominaniya [Four Disaster Memories--rough translation of Russian Title].  This book reportedly contains his memoirs from 1918-1920, from Moscow to Vladivostok.   I believe it was published in Riga but I am undercertain of the date.

I also understand that he was executed by the Russians when they invaded Latvia during the early stages of the Second World War.

I would appreciate help in learning more about this individual and also about this book.  Thank you for any assistance.   Roger A. Lewis