Military history

CHAPTER 25

 1DGFP, VIII, pp. 905–6.

 2NCA, IV, pp. 469–75 (N.D. 1834–PS).

 3. The text, NCA, VI, pp. 906–8 (N.D.C–75).

 4. Raeder’s report on the meeting, FCNA, 1941, p. 37. Also in NCA, VI, pp. 966–67 (N.D. C–152).

 5. They are published, along with those of the subsequent talks, including two with Hitler, in NSR, pp. 281–316.

 6. Schmidt, op. cit., p. 224.

 7FCNA, 1941, pp. 47–48.

 8. N.D. NG–3437, Document Book VIII–B, Weizsaecker Case. Cited by H. L. Trefousse, Germany and American Neutrality, 1939–1941, p. 124 and n.

 9. Text of telegram, NCA, VI, pp. 564–65 (N.D. 2896–PS).

10Ibid., p. 566 (N.D. 2897–PS).

11FCNA, 1941, p. 104.

12NCA, VI, pp. 545–46 (N.D. 3733–PS).

13. Falkenstein memorandum of Oct. 29, 1940, NCA, III, p. 289 (N.D. 376–PS).

14FCNA, 1941, p. 57.

15Ibid.,

16Ibid., Annex I (Raeder’s report to the Fuehrer, Feb. 4, 1941).

17Ibid., (March 18, 1941).

18Ibid.,(April 20, 1941).

19Ibid., May 22, 1941.

20Ibid.,(June 21, 1941).

21NCA, V, p. 565 (N.D. 2896–PS).

22. German Naval War Diary, TMWC, XXXIV, p. 364 (N.D. C–118). The partial English translation in NCA, VI, p. 916, is quite misleading.

23FCNA, Sept. 17, 1941, pp. 108–10.

24Ibid., Nov. 13, 1941.

25NCA, Suppl. B, p. 1200 (interrogation of Ribbentrop at Nuremberg, Sept. 10, 1945).

26. N.D. NG–4422E, Document Book IX, “Weizsaecker Case,” cited by Trefousse, p. 102.

27Ibid. Numerous telegrams between Ribbentrop and Ott in May 1941, and Ott’s testimony in the “Far Eastern Trial” in Tokyo, cited by Trefousse, p. 103.

28. Vice-Minister Amau on Aug. 29 and Foreign Minister Adm. Toyoda on Aug. 30. Japanese minutes of the two meetings are in NCA, VI, pp. 546–51 (N.D. 3733–PS).

29. Hull, Memoirs, p. 1034. The texts of Toyoda’s telegrams to Nomura on Oct. 16, 1941, are given in Pearl Harbor Attack, Hearings before the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, XII, pp. 71–72.

30. Hull, op. cit., pp. 1062–63.

31. Documents 4070 and 4070B, Far Eastern Trial, cited by Trefousse, pp. 140–41.

32. Hull, op. cit., pp. 1056, 1074.

33. Intercepted message of Oshima to Tokyo, Nov. 29, 1941, NCA, VII, pp. 160–63 (N.D. D–656).

34Pearl Harbor Attack, XII, p. 204. The intercepted Tokyo telegram is also given in NCA, VI, pp. 308–10 (N.D.3598–PS).

35NCA, V, pp. 556–57 (N.D. 2898–PS).

36NCA, VI, p. 309 (N.D. 3598–PS).

37. Text of telegram, ibid., pp. 312–13 (N.D. 3600–PS).

38. Schmidt, op. cit., pp. 236–37.

39TMWC, X, p. 297.

40. Intercepted message of Oshima to Tokyo, Dec. 8, 1941, NCA, VII, p. 163 (N.D. D–167).

41. N.D. NG–4424, Dec. 9, 1941, Document Book IX, Weizsaecker Case.

42. I have combined here Ribbentrop’s testimony in direct examination on the stand at Nuremberg—TMWC, X, pp. 297–98—and his statements during his pretrial interrogation which are contained in NCA, Suppl. B, pp. 1199–1200.

43Hitler’s Secret Conversations, p. 396.

44NCA, V, p. 603 (N.D. 2932–PS).

45. Schmidt, op. cit., p. 237.

46. A partial translation of Hitler’s speech is published in Gordon W. Prange (ed.), Hitler’s Words, pp. 97, 367–77.

47. English translation in NCA, VIII. pp. 432–33 (N.D. TC–62).

48FCNA, 1941, pp. 128–30 (December 12).

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