Military history

CHAPTER 13

 1. “Green” file, Item 48, NC A, III, pp. 372–74 (N.D. 388–PS).

 2Ibid.

 3. Hitler’s directive, Oct. 21, 1938, NCA, VI, pp. 947–48 (N.D. C–136).

 4DGFP, IV, p. 46.

 5. Heydrich’s orders to the police for organizing the pogrom, NCA, V, pp. 797–801 (N.D. 3051–PS); Heydrich’s report to Goering on the damage and the number of killed and wounded, NCA, V. p. 854 (N.D. 3058–PS). Report of Walter Buch, chief party judge, on the pogrom, NCA, V, pp. 868–76 (N.D. 3063–PS); Major Buch gives lurid details of numerous murders of Jews and blames Goebbels for the excesses. Stenographic report of the meeting of Goering with cabinet members and government officials and a representative of the insurance companies on Nov. 12, NCA, IV, pp. 425–57 (N.D. 1816–PS). Though the complete report is missing, the part which was found runs to 10,000 words.

 6TMWC, IX, p. 538.

 7DGFP, IV, pp. 639–49.

 8DBrFP, Third Series, IV, No. 5.

 9Ciano’s Hidden Diary, entry for Oct. 28, 1938, p. 185; Ciano’s Diplomatic Papers, pp. 242–46.

10DGFP, IV, pp. 515–20.

11. Schmidt, op. cit., p. 118; his notes on the meeting, DGFP, IV, pp. 471–77.

12DGFP, IV, pp. 69–72.

13Ibid., pp. 82–83.

14Ibid., also in NCA, VI, pp. 950–51 (N.D. C–138).

15. Dispatch of the chargé, DGFP, IV, pp. 188–89.

16DGFP, IV, p. 215.

17. Memoranda of Chvalkovsky’s two talks, with Hitler and Ribbentrop, on Jan. 21, 1939, DGFP, IV, pp. 190–202. Chvalkovsky’s own report to the Czechoslovak cabinet on Jan. 23, Czech Archives, quoted by Wheeler-Bennett in Munich, pp. 316–17. Also see French Yellow Book, pp. 55–56.

18. Text, DGFP, IV, pp. 207–8.

19. Text, ibid., pp. 218–20.

20. Memorandum of meeting, ibid., pp. 209–13.

21. Text, ibid., pp. 234–35.

22. Based on an account later given by the British minister in Prague, NCA, VII, pp. 88–90 (N.D. D–571).

23. Secret minutes of Tiso-Hitler talk, DGFP, IV, pp. 243–45.

24. See DGFP, IV, p. 250.

25Ibid., For Ambassador Coulondre’s dispatch, see French Yellow Book, p. 96 (No. 77).

26. Dispatch from Prague, March 13, 1939, DGFP, IV, p. 246.

27TMWC, IX, pp. 303–4.

28. The sources for the foregoing section, “The Ordeal of Dr. Hácha,” are: Secret minutes of the meeting of Hitler and Hácha, DGFP, IV, pp. 263–69; it is also in the Nuremberg documents, NCA, V, pp. 43340 (N.D. 2798–PS). Text of the declaration of the German and Czechoslovak governments, March 15, 1939, DGFP, IV, pp. 270–71; the first part was issued as a communiqué; it was actually drafted in the Foreign Office on March 14. Proclamation of the Fuehrer to the German People, March 15, NCA, VIII, pp. 402–3 (N.D. TC–50). Coulondre’s dispatch, French Yellow Book, p. 96 (No. 77). Schmidt’s description of meeting, his book, op. cit., pp. 123–26. Henderson on, his book, op. cit., Ch. 9. Scene with secretaries, A. Zoller, ed., Hitler Privat, p. 84.

29TMWC, XVI, pp. 654–55.

30. Text, DGFP, VI, pp. 42–45.

31. Text, DGFP, IV, p. 241.

32Berlin Diary, p. 156.

33The Ciano Diaries, 1939–1943, pp. 9–12.

34. Text, DGFP, IV, pp. 274–75.

35Ibid., pp. 273–74.

36DGFP, VI, pp. 20–21.

37Ibid., pp. 16–17, 40.

38. Reports of Dirksen, March 18, 1939, ibid., pp. 24–25, 36–39.

39Ibid. p. 39.

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