- Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression
- Volume VI
Translation of document C-12
Supreme Command of Armed Forces.
WFA No. 22249/39 d.K. Chefs.Abt.L.I.
Ob.d.M.,C/Skl. and 1/Skl.
Re: Conduct of U-boat warfare on Merchant shipping against England.
Ob.d.M. I. op.i/4U. Completed 1.1.40. Enclosures Nil.
S.O. Only. Access only through officer.
On 30.12.89 according to a report of Ob.d.m., the Fuehrer and
Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces decided that:-
(1) Greek merchant ships in the area around England declared by U.S.A.
to be a barred zone are to be treated as enemy vessels.
(2) In the Bristol Channel, all shipping may be attacked without warning
-- where the impression of a mining incident can be created.
[Pencil note] Too narrowly defined.
Both measures are authorized to come into effect immediately.
C.-in-C. High Command.
[Pencil Note] Add to (1) Attack must be carried out without being seen,
the denial of the sinking of these steam-ships in case .the expected
protests are made must be possible. (OKW 2201/40 0 Vol of 7(?) I, 40).
Para. 10(?). Skl I. Op 64/40.
Rdl and Ob.d.L.-11A