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Translation of document C-32
SURVEY LIST COMPLILED AFTER THE CONFERENCE WITH THE CHIEF OF “A” SECTION ON 9 SEPTEMBER 1933 MOST SECRET 3 copies 1 Material Measures 1st copy [Illegible notes] Neu A II v 4212/33 Most Secret Se r. No Measure Details Remarks . 1 Exceeding the Number permitted: 1665 Further mines are in permitted number part of mines Actual number: 3675 ordered, in part being (x) should occasion delivered. arise, this number could possibly be increased by the add- ition of newly delivered mines. 2 Continuous storing of The following guns, Justification: guns from which Necessity for over- the North Sea area for according to the hauling. Cheaper Baltic Versailles Treaty repairs. artillery batteries. may be removed temporarily from their positions for maint- enance reasons only, are permanently stored up in the Baltic area: 3 — 30.5 cm 3 — 28 cm 68 — 15 cm 14 — 10.5 cm 8 — 8.8 cm ---------------- 96 guns 3 Non-destruction of Since 1919, the Since then, the guns which following guns following guns could be used for new have been newly have been handed over ships and constructed: to the other new guns by the 6 — 28 cm (for Army for scrapping: prepar- Deutschland) ations for new 48 — 15 cm (for 10 — 28 cm (actually armament. Deutschland, scrapped) cruiser) 8 — 21 cm 22 — 10.5 cm 7 — 21 cm 4 — 8.8 cm 25 — 15 cm ----------------- 8 — 10.5 cm 80 guns 30 — 8.8 cm 2 — 7.02 cm 9 — 3.7 cm A receipt was sent from the Army to the Naval Staff (BW) saying that the 99 guns have been scrapped. We know however that the guns were not scrapped. As this is so, the question is settled as far as the Navy is concerned. 4 Deviation from the When the change in A transfer conditioned places armament by settled by the Entente took place, the modernization, to for the following avoid firing disposition of coastal batteries were not set damage and to gain a batteries. up in clear exactly the places field of fire. Coronel laid down by has been set the Entente. up within the battery area, the other 3 batteries outside it. A Coronal, Borkum (4 — small point, Coastal 28 cm) fortifications Grosser Kurfust, are purely defense measures. Pillau (3 — 28 cm) When the equality of rights has Graf Dohna, been recognized, discussion of Pillau (3 — 17 cm) this question is unnecessary. v. Hermann, Pillau (2 — 8.8 cm) 5 Laying gun-platforms Gun-platforms for the Flak defense is purely for artillery following a defense batteries and storing artillery Flak measure. Flak am- batteries have been munition in Borkum, laid or are being Sylt, constructed in Nordeny, where no Flak positions not allowed by the batteries have been Entente: allowed. 8 in Pillau 7 in Swinemuende 2 in Bug 2 in Next 1 in Borkum 6 Laying gun-platforms The following gun- The offense over and in the Kiel platforms have above that area. been laid or are being in Serial number 3 lies in the fact constructed in the that all Kiel area for fortifications are fobidden artillery Flak in the Kiel area. This batteries: justification 2 completed will make it less severe; pure 4 in construction defense measures. 7 Exceeding the calibre v.d. Goreben Possible justification permitted is that, for coastal batteries 3 — 17 cm in place though the calibre is larger, the 6 — 15 cm of number of guns is less. Graf Dohna 3 — 17 cm in place 6 — 15 cm of 8 Arming the The arming of the mine- The reply to any Minesweepers sweepers remonstrance of the 1st and 2nd against this breach: mine-sweeping the guns are half flotillas. The taken from the Fleet armaments reserve consist of: stores, have been temporarily 1 — 10.5 installed only for training purposes. 1 — MG C/30 All nations arm their mine- sweeping forces (equality of rights). 9 Arming of 6 E-boats The boats have MG C/30 Reply to the question: and 8 Motor E-boats arming: mine sweepers are also equipped with Only temporary for torpedos. training and experimental purposes. 10 Setting up practice Several practice Flak The practice Flak Flak batteries batteries stand batteries have been set up for on provisional gun- training platforms so purposes in positions that the character of where, the according to the temporary measure may Versailles be Treaty, they are not retained. Training of allowed. personnel purely as a defense measure. 11 Salute battery The battery should be Purely a defense Friedrichsort. equipped measure. only with 7.7 cm field guns rendered un- serviceable it has however, 4 8.8 cm A/A guns quite ready for use. 12 Exceeding the amount The permitted total At the present moment; of amt. of large allowed ammunition. ammunition has been quaintities of exceeded ammunition are in to the following part being produced, extent: in part being delivered so that the total amount Actual of ammunition permitted permitted will also 17 cm 16700 soon be exceeded. To 14600 the 15 cm 90000 question: Ammunition 85600 for heavy 10.5 cm 87000 artillery is not so 134000 much as allowed. 88 cm 166000 The contingents of 164000 material stocks 6 cm 3600 were not fixed in any 8600 of the 3.7 cm 63500 agreements and 118000 suggestions for ---- Naval disarmament ---------------------- already made. 426000 Equality of rights. 524800 The numbers are given in round figures. The ammunition for heavy artillery has not been in- cluded as in this case the actual amount is less than the amount permitted. 13 Exceeding the number Permitted Actual Can be made light of. of machine guns etc. (1) m/g's permitted 656 954 (2) rifles 10233 18133 (3) pistols 3483 5553 (4) gas-masks 22500 43000 The actual amount of ammunition, side-arms, hand- grenades, search- lights, smoke apparti, etc. likewise exceed the amount permitted but not to any considerable extent. 14 Obtaining 337 m/g C/30 112 m/g C/30 have It devolves into a without already been question of scrapping equally delivered. They are detonators. Otherwise serviceable counted as it is a small weapons. machine guns. The matter. Weapons for a corres- purely ponding number of defensive measure (air m/g’s has not, defense). however, been destroyed. The existence of 2 cm ammunition with detonators is in itself a breach of the Hague Treaty. Intended: As the term “exempt For the present, the ships” has armament 15 Arming of U-Boat depot- not yet been applied should not be mounted. ships to Germany, 16 Arming of E-boat depot- this arming is a ships breach of the Versailles Treaty. [Page 839] 17 Intended construction The question of Not to be settled of reserve reserve ships until further destroyers of 1850 has not yet been notice. If necessary, tons. settled in our it could be favour. Under the declared that, Macdonald according to the plan, the construction Macdonald plan, it and would be tonnage would be possible and that we justifiable. had agreed to this plan. 18 Consturction of U-boat Difficult to detect. parts If necessary can be denied. 19 Intended construction Not to be settled of a large until further armoured ship. notice. On the other hand, it must be established that the possibilities of the Versailles Treaty have not yet been fully exploited. 20 Arming of fishing For warning shots. vessels Make little of it. 21 Arrangement for Gebr, Together with the These firms are Thiel Army. permissible. The G.m.b.H. — Ruhla to list has been undertake superceded in any the further case by the exclusion manufacture of of firms, mechanized detonators. etc. To be made light Holding of. ready separate parts, mechan- ism, tools for the work, so that time required for starting work is shortened. 22 Arranging for the Together with the These firms are Westfaelisch- Army. permissible. The Anhaltische list has been Sprengstoffabrik superceded in any A.G. (Wasag). case by the exclusion Reinsdorf to of firms, etc. undertake the further To be made light of. manu- facture of explosives. 23 Arranging for Julius Together with the This firm is permitted Pintsch A.G. Army. only for Fuerstenwalde (Spree) torpedo tubes and air to under- take the production of compressors. The list mine has been shells. superceded in any case by the exclusion of firms, etc. To be made light of. 24 Incorporation of the According to the list The list has been firm Kuhl- of firms, K. superceded in mann, Wilhelmshaven in is not permissible. any case by the the exclusion of firms, work of manufacturing etc. To be made light discharge of. opening cases. 25 Arranging for Fried. Also not permissible. Krupp Gru- sonwerk A.G. Magdeburg to un- dertake the manufacture of Flak shells, Flak gun barrles, 2 cm to 10.5 cm Holding ready part- materials, mechanisms, tools for the work so that the time re- quired for starting work may be shortened. 26 Arranging for the Also not permissible. Mitteldeutsche Stahlwerke A.G., Lauchhammer- werk Groeditz to undertake the manufacture of Flak shells. Holding ready part- material, mechanisms, tools for the work so that the time required for starting work may be shortened. 27 Arranging for A.G. Also not permissible. Lignose, Sprengstoffabrik Schoenebeck Elbe to undertake the manu- facture of explosives. 28 Arranging for The measure can be Together with the Maschinenfabrik opposed as Army. Augsburg-Nurnberg a whole as a A.G., preparation for Augsburg Works to mobilization. undertake the mass production of engine types, essential for war purposes. Holding ready part- material, mechanisms, tools for the work so that the time required for starting work may be shortened. 29 Preparations in the sphere of motor experimental boats. [Page 842] 30 Probably in the near future (up to and including 1934) the following serious breaches will be necessary: (1) Continuation of the work in A I, 1-3. (2) Continuation of the work in No. 21,22. (3) Continuation of the work in 24, 25, 26, 27, further work by Fried. Krupp Grusonwerk A.G. in the production of complete guns. (4) Expansion of the Work in 24-28 to include further armament spheres. [Page 843] Appendix to AII v 4212/33 MOST SECRET MOST SECRET II Measure of Organization Se r. No Measure Details Remarks . 1 Methodical preparatory Relevant Can be regarded as a work in correspondence and natural preparation for appropriate allotting measure to take, with mobilization. of personnel reference (G.A.F. employees). to the equality of The same rights. applies to the Army. 2 Creating a camouflage The same with the system of Army. economy. 3 Negotiations with the The same with the civil author- Army. ities and the The Army is taking the responsible part to lead. be taken by them in the prepar- ation for mobilization. 4 Creating groups and The same with the departments Army. of the military authorities, which are concerned solely with the preparations for reinforcement. [Page 844] 5 Exceeding the From 1 June 33 approx. In the navy, however, permitted number 1500 the number of active personnel by persons. From 1 Jan 34 of officers is at the the approx. moment far measures of 2300 persons. The army below the officer reconstruction. quota given in accordingly. the Versailles Treaty. 6 Inclusion of units of The same with the the Armed Army. Forces in planned preparations for the defense of the Reich, by the appropriate measures of organization and training. 7 Training outside the Training With arms Armed establishments in Forces for the purpose Pillau, Wangerooge, of creating a reserve of Swinemuende, Schillig, leaders and sub-leaders, also the Neustadt, correspond- Wilhelmshaven, ing young replacements Kiel, Borkum and a specialist reserve. In the large towns of Without arms the Reich outside the demilitarized zone. 8 Creating a replacement Imminent (Army) (started on organization. 1 Oct. 33). 9 Creating an L-officers In camouflaged form corps. the same with the Army [Page 845] 10 Nominal and statistical roll of reserve personnel. 11 Professorships of In connection with the Lectures by active military Reich officers. science Ministry of Military Science. Same with the Army. 12 Determining the In cooperation with production the Army. capacity of the war- essential industries. 13 Preparations on paper In cooperation with for the Army. making full use of the war- essential industries in case of war. 14 Perparations for the In cooperation with supply or- the Army. ganization of the Armed Forces in War.