The Fuhrer has decided to raze the city of St. Petersburg from the face of the earth. After the defeat of Soviet Russia there will be not the slightest reason for the future existence of this large city.
Quoted in "The 900 Days: The Siege Of Leningrad" - Page 351 - by Harrison E. Salisbury - History - 2003
This decision is absolutely contrary to my understanding of what the plan was to be in the event of an invasion.Walter Warlimont
You must attack as soon as possible.Walter Warlimont
Hitler's large-scale demands for the Mediterranean meant that...the plans for...an 'Eastern Wall' were overtaken by the increasingly rapid advance of the Red Army.Walter Warlimont
Keitel, Jodl and Warlimont had never been in the war....Their lack of fighting experience tended to make them underrate practical difficulties, and encourage Hitler to believe that things could be done that were quite impossible...Walter Warlimont
Warlimont became renowned, with Keitel and Jodl, as one of the German officers most loyal to Hitler and was accordingly sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment in 1949 as a minor war criminal...Walter Warlimont
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