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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 008
Subdivision Subdivision 14 / Conduct of Warfare Generally
Part Not applicable
Section 14.17 (memo, Tambach docs.)
Title Memorandum
Pages 3
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1945-07-23
Language English
Author The author's name is not given.
Witness Not applicable
Other Names Keitel; Raeder; Hitler; von Puttkamer; Ibbeken; Doenitz
Other Dates 15 August 1939; 24 August 1939; 15 September 1939; 30 December 1939; 15 June 1941; 22 June 1941
Abstract This document consists of four excerpts from intelligence reports on submarine warfare, specifically the Germans' policy of attacking non-military vessels, i.e., neutral and merchant shipping, and noncombatants. The text contains both English-language translations of German documents and commentary by the unnamed author, who provides an explanation of the contents: "The following are excerpts from various intelligence reports prepared in conjunction with the screening of the Tambach documents" (p.l). The notation, "Comdr Donovan for General Donovan File" appears in the top left corner of the first page; "Comdr Donovan for" is handwritten in blue pencil and "General Donovan File" is handwritten in red pencil. The respective handwritings in blue and red pencil are different. This document is a typewritten carbon copy of good to very good quality on thin, browning paper.
Keywords Barbarossa; Russian submarines; "Sink at Sight Policy"; Neutral shipping; Merchant shipping; Military strategy; Submarine warfare