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Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection

Nuremberg trial transcripts and documents from the Collection of General William J. Donovan

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Volume 005
Subdivision Subdivision 10 / High Command and General Staff
Part 1
Section 10.02 (February 4 Decree)
Title Decree on the Command of the Armed Forces / Translation of Decree of 4 February 1938.
Pages 1
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1938-02-04
Language English
Author Adolf Hitler. (translator's name not given)
Witness Not applicable
Other Names Adolf Hitler; Dr. Lammers; Keitel
Other Dates None
Abstract This decree establishes Hitler as supreme authority of the entire German Armed Forces and defines the status and sphere of authority of the Chief of the High Command of the Armed Forces (Keitel), as well as the primary responsibilities of the High Command of Armed Forces generally. This document is a typewritten carbon copy of good quality.
Keywords High Command of the Armed Forces; Keitel; Command authority