Military history

CHAPTER 30

 1. Speidel, op. cit., p. 147.

 2. British War Office interrogation, cited by Shulman, op. cit., p. 206.

 3. Fuehrer conference, Aug. 31,1944. Felix Gilbert, op. cit., p. 106.

 4. Fuehrer conference, March 13, 1943.

 5. United States Strategic Bombing Survey, Economic Report, Appendix, Table 15.

 6. From U.S. First Army G-2 reports, quoted by Shulman, op. cit., pp. 215–19.

 7. Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe, p. 312.

 8. Rundstedt to Liddell Hart, The German Generals Talk, p. 229.

 9. Guderian, op. cit., pp. 305–6, 310.

10. Manteuffel, in Freidin and Richardson (eds.), op. cit., p. 266.

11. Fuehrer conference, Dec. 12,1944.

12. Guderian, op. cit., p. 315.

13Ibid., p. 334.

14. Albert Speer to Hitler, Jan. 30, 1945, TMWC, XLI.

15. Guderian, op. cit., p. 336.

16. Fuehrer conference, Jan. 27, 1945. This is included in Felix Gilbert, op. cit., pp. 111–32. I have slightly altered the sequence of the text.

17. Fuehrer conference, undated, but probably on Feb. 19, 1945, since Adm. Doenitz notes the discussion in his record of that date. See FCNA, 1945, p. 49. Gilbert, op. cit., gives the Hitler quotation, p. 179.

18FCNA, 1945, pp. 50–51.

19. Fuehrer conference, March 23, 1945. This is the last transcript preserved. Gilbert, op. cit., gives it in full, pp. 141–74.

20. Testimony of Albert Speer at Nuremberg, TMWC, XVI, p. 492.

21. Guderian, op. cit., pp. 341, 43.

22. Text of Hitler’s order, FCNA, 1945, p. 90.

23. Speer, TMWC, XVI, pp. 497–98. This section, including the quotations from Hitler and Speer, is taken from the letter’s testimony on the stand at Nuremberg on June 20, 1946, the text of which is given in TMWC, XVI; and from the documents which he presented in his defense, which are given in Vol. XLI.

24. SHAEF intelligence summary, March 11, 1945. Quoted by Wilmot, op. cit., p. 690.

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