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"1. Attempt to increase the personnel strength of the Reich Navy.

"2. Contribution to the strengthening of patriotism among the people.

"3. Activities of Captain Lohmann.

I am ashamed to say, if the Court please, that I am not familiar with the story about Captain Lohmann.

"4. Preparation for the resurrection of the German U-boat arm.

"5. Building up of the Air Force.

"6. Attempt to strengthen our mine arm.

"7. Economic rearmament.

"8. Miscellaneous measures: a. The N. V. Aerogeodetic; b. Secret reconnaissance.

"III. Planned armament works countenanced by the Reich Government but behind the back of the legislative body from 1928 to the seizure of power in 1933.

"IV. Rearmament under the leadership of the Reich Government in camouflaged form (from 1933 to the freedom from restrictions, 1935)."

Now if the interpreter who has the original German volume will turn to Chapter IV, Page 75--"Aufrüstung"--Concealed rearmament under the leadership of the Government of the Reich (from 1933 until military freedom in 1935):

"The unification of the whole nation which was combined with the taking over of power on 30 January 1933 was of decisive influence on the size and shape of further rearmament.

"While the Reichsrat approached its dissolution and with- drew as a legislative body, the Reichstag assumed a composition which could only take a decisive attitude toward the rearmament of the Armed Forces. The Government took over the management of the rearmament program upon this foundation … "
Then a heading - "Development of the Armed Forces":

"This taking over of the management by the Reich Government developed for the Armed Forces in such a manner that the War Minister, General Von Blomberg, and through him the three branches of the Armed Forces, received far-reaching powers from the Reich Cabinet for the development of the Armed Forces. The whole organization of the Reich was included in this work. In view of these powers, the collaboration of the former inspecting body in the manage-