Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1939-08-13
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
[No Subdivision] / [Reports on Treason, War Crimes, and War Criminals / Hitler Correspondence and Memoranda]
English; the translator's name is not given.,
This document is a detailed summary of a conversation predominately between Hitler and Ciano. The main topic is Hitler's intention to settle the Polish matter within weeks and probably by force of arms. Hitler is convinced that any postponement will help Poland and the Western democracies more than it will strengthen the Axis. He regards Germany and Italy as inevitable allies because their territorial interests do not conflict, and conceives them as destined to wage a life-and-death struggle with the Western Powers. This document is a typewritten carbon copy of excellent quality on thin, browning paper in stable condition.