Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-11-13
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 10 / High Command and General Staff
10.05 cont'd (Halder affidavit #7)
Von Ziehlberg; Hitler; von Brauchitsch; Robert Benson
August 1940; December 1940
This document is the English translation of a statement duly sworn to and signed by Franz Halder in the presence of Robert Benson, Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, 85862, "an officer duly qualified to take oaths." The substance of the statement concerns the Hitler's order for the construction of a bombproof command post in East Prussia, which Halder took to indicate an impending war against Russia despite the fact that the OKH had no thoughts along these lines and had not received any instructions to this effect from the OKW. The latter Command presented the OKH with orders for the Russia Campaign some four months later. This document is a typewritten copy on browning, fragile paper.