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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-126 Fall Weiss)
Title C-126 / Supreme Command of the Armed Forces / Re: Preparations for 'Fall Weiss'
Pages 1
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1939-06-22
Language English
Author Wilhelm Keitel; the translator's name is not given.
Witness Not applicable
Other Names None
Other Dates None
Abstract This memorandum summarizes Hitler's comments on the "preliminary timeČtable" for the invasion of Poland, submitted to him by the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces. The gist of these comments is to preserve secrecy at all costs so that the element of surprise will not be lost, and to make certain that each element of the invasion force is adequately trained and prepared to execute the duties assigned to it. This document is a typewritten carbon copy of good quality on stable paper.
Keywords Fall Weiss; Invasion of Poland; Plan of attack; Aggressive war; Military strategy