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Translation of document C-48
COPY Teleprinter message to C.inC. Navy received 30.11.44 MOST SECRET Most Secret. Re: Sabotage in Norway and Denmark. Sabotage to dockyards and ships in the Norwegian--Danish area has increased to such an extent that energetic countermeasures are necessary. 1. C.inC. Armed Forces Norway and C.inC. Armed Forces Denmark are commissioned to effect the proclamation of an Order and its carrying out to the Reich commissar for the occupied Norwegian territories and to the Reich plenipotentiary in Denmark through F.O. (Battleships) ; according to this order the personnel and if necessary those connected with there (relatives) are rendered responsible for the cases of sabotage occurring in their works. Every shipyard worker etc., must know that every case of sabotage occurring in his sphere of work entails most grave consequences for him personally, and if he disappears, for his relatives. 2. C.inC. Armed Forces Norway and C.inC. Armed Forces Denmark will reinforce the defense against sabotage, which up to the present has been carried out by special detachments of the Navy and the Reich commissar for shipping, by escort forces composed of personnel from all arms of the service in collaboration with F.O. (Battleships) with all means available. For this purpose, in South Norway, the homeward stowage of troops in the area around Oslo is to be held back. If the numerous troops of the homeward stowage available in Oslo and also in Denmark, and the rear units are energetically made use of, the escort can be tripled. I can, moreover, not allow acts of sabotage of this kind to be accepted as acts of God and inevitable, without the authorities responsible for escort being called to account. Troops of the armed forces destined for defense against sabotage are to be placed in readiness for action at the disposal of the F.O. (Battleships) re sponsible for them. Chief of Staff, Supreme Command of the Armed Forces. [signed] Keitel General Field Marshall Supreme Command of the Armed Forces-Ops, Staff of the Armed Forces. (Sec 24-5/C-48) Section (?) 2 (North) No. 00139/72/44 Most Secret 3/ Naval War Staff. 30.11.44. Section 3 Book No. Defense 6161/44 Most Secret Copies to: Serial No. 1/Naval War Staff Ia 1. 1/Naval War Staff Ib For the attention of Korvettenkapitaen Mejer 2. Naval War Staff Admiralty Section ( ?) 3.