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Doc. No. L-318

OFFICE OF U.S. CHIEF COUNSEL 

FOR THE PROSECUTION OF AXIS CRIMINALITY

Date 12 September 1945

STAFF EVIDENCE ANALYSIS

DESCRIPTION OF ATTACHED DOCUMENT (Under following headings).

Title and Nature: Photostatic copy of State Dept. telegrams, Berlin, concerning invasion of Norway.

Date: 9 April 1940 Original (  ) Copy (X) Language: English

LOCATION OF ORIGINAL: (also WITNESS if applicable) as of 12 September 1945:

State Department. 740.0011 European War 1939/1999 Berlin telegram 9 Apr 1940.

State Department. 740.0011 European War 1939/2003 Berlin telegram 9 Apr 1940.

SOURCE OF ORIGINAL:

PERSONS IMPLICATED:

REFERENCES TO INDEX HEADINGS (Key to Par. nos. of Summary below):

INVASION, ACTS OF

NECESSARY PROCESSING TO PUT IN EVIDENCIARY FORM; LEADS:

Certification by State Department.

SUMMARY OF RELEVENT POINTS (with page references):

1. Special messenger from Ribbentrop handed Norwegian minister in Berlin a note announcing that German troops had been landed in Norway, not with aggressive intent, but to protect Norway against invasion by the British and French.

2. Same note was handed to Danish minister in Berlin.

NOTE: See L-132, which is the German note to Norwegian and Danish governments.

Analyst Kenyon

Doc. No. L-318

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