Abbreviations used in these notes:
DBrFP—Documents on British Foreign Policy. Files of the British Foreign Office.
DDI—I Documenti diplomatica italiani. Files of the Italian government.
DGFP—Documents on German Foreign Policy. Files of the German Foreign Office.
FCNA—Fuehrer Conferences on Naval Affairs. Summary records of Hitler’s conferences with the Commander in Chief of the German Navy.
NCA—Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression. Part of the Nuremberg documents.
NSR—Nazi–Soviet Relations. From the files of the German Foreign Office.
TMWC—Trial of the Major War Criminals. Nuremberg documents and testimony.
TWC—Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals.