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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 (C-142 + Intention of the Ob.d.H.)
Title C-142 / Extract (Translation) / Intention of the OB.d.H. and orders.
Pages 1
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1939-06-15
Language English
Author Walter von Brauchitsch; the translator's name is not given.
Witness Not applicable
Other Names None
Other Dates None
Abstract This document spells out the intention of the German High Command to launch an overwhelming surprise attack against Poland, with the intention of destroying the Polish Armed Forces. Brauchitsch outlines the plan of attack and emphasizes the desire for a quick success. The unnamed translator notes that "Ob.d.H." is an abbreviation for "Commander-in-Chief of the Army." This document is a typewritten carbon copy of good quality on stable paper.
Keywords Poland; Plan of attack; Military Strategy; Aggressive war