OFFICE OF U.S. CHIEF OF COUNSEL
SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS DIVISION
APO 124-A U.S. ARMY
STAFF EVIDENCE ANALYSIS By: Loeb, Leo
Date: 11 September 1946
Doc. No. NOKW-097
Title and/or general nature: Photostat of carbon copy of a top secret telegram report of orders on military movements in north[-]ern Finland and Norway, from Oberbefehlshaber Nordfinnland to OKW/WFSt.
Source (Location of original, etc.):
German Document Center, MID, Room MB 863
The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
PERSONS, FIRMS OR ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED:
Generaloberst Rendulic, OKW/WFSt.
TO BE FILED UNDER THESE REFERENCE HEADINGS:
SUMMARY (Indicate page nos.)
Routine military orders to units of the 20th Army and territorial units in northern Norway. See especially paragraph 4.), “Permission is granted for destruction of all vital industrial in[-]stallations in north Finland and north Norway, especially of the nickel works Kolosjoki including the electricity work and the Syd[-]Varanger-Werkes according to the orders of the 20th Mountain Army.”
(Edited by Wolfgang Brandt, OCC,
10 October 1946.)
TRANSLATION OF EXCERPTS OF DOCUMENT
OFFICE CHIEF OF COUNSEL FOR WAR CRIMES
(page 1 of original)
(Handwritten: WB 228) (Handwritten: Enclosure 68)
By officer only By officer only
Top Secret Urgent
Armed Forces Hqs. Command/Operational Staff
Reference: O.K.W./W.F.St./Op. No. 773634/44 Top Secret Chefsache.
Army (A.O.K.) considered the following immediate measures necessary in order to insure a coordinated leader[-]ship of the operation:
The tactical and supply subordination of the LXXI In[-]fantry [typed over another word] Corps under 20th Mountain Army as far as required in the preparatory and introductory withdrawals loading toward the Lyngen positions.
For the time being, the leadership of the fighting around the north Norwegian coast must remain in the hands of the commander Polar Area under the Hqs. of the Wehrmacht Commander Norway.
The regulation of the removal or of the destruction of the Coastal Artillery (including the Army Coastal Batte[-]rics) by the Military High Command Norway in the agreement with the 20th Mountain Army.
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4.) Permit to destroy all war important industrial installations in the North Finnish and the North Norway area; in particular that of the nickel works Kolosjoki and its
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