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U-boat Fleet; Operations Division," and is marked "most secret." The subject is "Base in Norway."

Then there are set out "suppositions," "advantages and disadvantages," and, over one page, "conclusions". I am proposing to read the last paragraph, III:

"The following is therefore proposed: "

(1) Establishment of a base in Trondheim, including:

"a) Possibility of supplying fuel, compressed air, oxygen, provisions;

"b) Repair opportunities for normal overhaul work after an encounter;

"c) Good opportunities for accommodating U-boat crews;

"d) Flak protection, L.A. antiaircraft armament, patrol and M/S units.

"(2) Establishment of the possibility of supplying fuel in Narvik as an alternative."
That is a Dönitz memorandum.

Now, as the Tribunal saw in the report of Raeder to Assmann, in October 1939, Hitler was merely considering the Norwegian aggression and had not yet committed himself to it, although, as the Tribunal will see very shortly, Hitler was most susceptible to any suggestions of aggression against the territory of another country.

The documents will show that the Defendant Raeder persevered in pressing his point of view with regard to Norway, and at this stage he found a powerful ally in the Defendant Rosenberg.

The Nazi employment of traitors and the stimulation of treachery as a political weapon are now unhappily proven historical facts, but should proof be required of that statement it is found in the remarkable document which I now invite the Court to consider. I refer to Document 007-PS, which is after the TC and D series in the document book. That will be Exhibit GB-84.

That is headed on Page 1, "Brief Report on Activities of the Foreign Affairs Bureau of the Party" — Aussenpolitisches Amt der NSDAP — "from 1933 to 1943." It reads:

"When the Foreign Affairs Bureau" — Aussenpolitisches Amt — was established on the lst of April 1933, the Führer directed that it should not be expanded to a large bureaucratic agency; but should rather develop its effectiveness through initiative and suggestions.

"Corresponding to the extraordinarily hostile attitude adopted by the Soviet Government in Moscow from the beginning, the newly-established bureau devoted particular attention to