Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1938-05-20
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 23 / Czechoslovakia
23.03 (item 5)
English; the translator's name is not given.,
This document reflects updated plans for the conquest of Czechoslovakia, ruling out surprise aggression in favor of a retaliatory strike or action on some other justifiable basis. It is a different English-language translation of Item 5 in section 23.02, "Appertaining to War History" (see pp.7-8 of section 23.02). The other, more detailed, translation includes the initial "Z" and the notation, "(initialed at end by Zeitzler)." The present document carries the subheading, "Item 5 comprises in part an official letter from Keitel to Hitler in which the former submits the following summarized draft for the Fuehrer's approval." The present document is a typewritten original of excellent quality on marginally browning paper in good condition.