1900, Eisenhart, K. , Die Abrechnung mit England 

Karl Eisenhart (1900) Die Abrechnung mit England (The Reckoning with England)

According to one German writer, Karl Eisenhart, the Great War began on the grey morning of a nameless day in an unknown month when swift German cruisers steamed out from North Sea ports. Their task, as Eisenhart explained in Die Abrechnung mit England in 1900, was to destroy British commerce on the high seas—the indispensable preliminary to the final defeat of the United Kingdom. [I.F. Clarke (1965) The Shape of Wars to Come, History Today, Volume: 15 Issue: 2 1965]

Full text (in German) at: https://archive.org/details/dieabrechnungmi00eisegoog