From PRO file WO.208/4170
C. S. D. I. C. (U.K.)
Information received: 9 Jul 45
Weise: (re peace negotiations with Allies): Tell me, did you know anything about it?
Kammhuber: I only heard it from one source; the man in question mentioned it in connection with something else. I knew nothing at all about the assassination attempt. I only knew negotiations with the other side were in progress. The conditions were as follows: the Führer must not remain alive; secondly, the Party must go; a return to the 1937 frontiers; no fleet; no mention was made of the GAF; immediate cessation of hostilities with the West; no mention of cessation in the east; the thing we should so much like to see today: continuation of the war against the East. A time limit was also stated; the conditions were to be satisfied in September 1943.
In any case the 20th July was a mistake. Even at that time it was too late. What was done there can at best only be condemned.
Weise: The only thing which amazes me is that the Nazis didn't discover it before, with the marvelous organization they have.
Kammhuber: That was because Himmler was involved too. Small wonder!
Weise: In that case it was easy for him to have the others hanged when the time came.
BY C.S.D.I.C. (U.K.)
M.I.19.a War Office
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