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And then may I comment here: Would Your Lordship note this as a German concession?

"Wherever there is no resistance the entry should carry the character of a peaceful occupation."
Then Paragraph (b) of the next paragraph:

"At first the Dutch area including the West Frisian Islands . . . is to be occupied up to the Grebbe-Maas line."
The next two paragraphs, I need not read them, deal with action against the Belgian harbor; and in Paragraph 5): "

The 7th Airborne Division" — they were parachutists — "will be committed for the airborne operation after the possession of bridges across the Albert Canal" — which is in Belgium as the Court knows — "is assured."
And then in Paragraph 6) (b) Luxembourg is mentioned. It is mentioned in Paragraph 5) as well. The signature is "Keitel," but that is typed. It is authenticated by a staff officer.

THE PRESIDENT: Is that document in?

MR. ROBERTS: GB-107, My Lord.

Then the next document is C-10 (Exhibit GB-108) and it is dated the 28th of November 1939. That is a signature of Keitel in his red pencil and it is addressed to the Army, Navy, and Air Force. It deals with the fact that if a quick break-through should fail north of Liége — I think, My Lord, only machinery for carrying out the attack.

Paragraph 2) shows clearly that the Netherlands is to be violated. It speaks of "the occupation of Walcheren Island and thereby Flushing," and the "taking of one or more of the Meuse crossings between Namur and Dinant."

That will be 108.

My Lord, the documents show that from November until March of 1940 the High Command and the Führer were waiting for favorable weather before A-Day, as they called it. That was the attack on Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

My Lord, the next document, C-72, consists of 18 documents which range in date from the 7th of November until the 9th of May 1940. They are certified photostats I put in and they are all signed either by Keitel personally or by Jodl personally, and I don't think it is necessary for me to read them. The Defense, I think, have all had copies of them, but they show that successively A-Day is being postponed for about a week, having regard to the weather reports. That will be Exhibit GB-109.

My Lord, on the 10th of January 1940, as the Attorney General informed the Tribunal, a German airplane made a forced landing