Adolf Hitler’s War Directives

Adolf Hitler-Kriegsfuehrung

General Introduction

Introduction

31-8-1939
Directive Number 1 For The Conduct Of The War

Introduction

3-9-1939
Directive Number 2 For The Conduct Of The War

Introduction

9-9-1939
Directive Number 3 For The Conduct Of The War

Introduction

25-9-1939
Directive Number 4 For The Conduct Of The War

Introduction

30-9-1939
Directive Number 5

Introduction

9-10-1939
Directive Number 6 For The Conduct Of The War

Introduction

18-10-1939
Directive Number 7 For The Conduct Of The War — For The Prosecution Of The War Against The Western Enemy

Introduction

20-11-1939
Directive Number 8 For The Conduct Of The War

Introduction

29-11-1939
Directive Number 9 — Instructions For Warfare Against The Economy Of The Enemy

Introduction

(1-3-1940
Directive For Case Weser-Exercise)

Introduction

1-3-1940
Directive For Case Weser-Exercise

Introduction

14-5-1940
Directive Number 11

Introduction

(Directive Number 12)

Introduction

24-5-1940
Directive Number 13

Introduction

8-6-1940
Directive Number 14

Introduction

14-6-1940
Directive Number 15

Introduction

16-7-1940
Directive Number 16 — On Preparations For A Landing Operation Against England

Introduction

1-8-1940
Directive Number 17 — For The Conduct Of Air And Sea Warfare Against England

Introduction

12-11-1940
Directive Number 18

Introduction

10-12-1940
Undertaking Attila

Introduction

13-12-1940
Undertaking Marita

Introduction

18-12-1940
Directive Number 21 — Case Barbarossa

Introduction

11-1-1941
Directive Number 22 — German Support For Battles In The Mediterranean Area

Introduction

6-2-1941
Directive Number 23 — Directions For Operations Against England To Date

Introduction

5-3-1941
Directive Number 24 — Cooperation With Japan

Introduction

27-3-1941
Directive Number 25

Introduction

3-4-1941
Directive Number 26 — Cooperation With Our Allies In The Balkans

Introduction

4-4-1941
Directive Number 27

Introduction

25-4-1941
Directive Number 28 — Undertaking Mercury

Introduction

17-5-1941
Directive Number 29

Introduction

23-5-1941
Directive Number 30 — Middle East

Introduction

9-6-1941
Directive Number 31

Introduction

11-6-1941
Directive Number 32 — Preparations For The Period After Barbarossa

Introduction

14-7-1941

Introduction

19-7-1941
Directive Number 33 — Continuation Of The War In The East

23-7-1941
Supplement To Directive Number 33

Introduction

30-7-1941
Directive Number 34

12-8-1941
Supplement To Directive Number 34

Introduction

6-9-1941
Directive Number 35

Introduction

22-9-1941
Directive Number 36

Introduction

10-10-1941
Directive Number 37

Introduction

2-12-1941
Directive Number 38

Introduction

8-12-1941
Directive Number 39

Introduction

23-3-1942
Directive Number 40 — Ref.: Competence Of Commanders In Coastal Areas

Introduction

5-4-1942
Directive Number 41

Introduction

29-5-1942
Directive Number 42 — Instructions For Operations And introductionIsabella<=”” a=””>Against Unoccupied France And The Iberian Peninsula — Previously Known As Attila And Isabella

Introduction

11-7-1942
Directive Number 43 — Continuation Of Operations From The Crimea

Introduction

21-7-1942
Directive Number 44 — Operations In Northern Finland

Introduction

23-7-1942
Directive Number 45 — Continuation Of Operation Brunswick

Introduction

18-8-1942
Directive Number 46 — Instructions For Intensified Action Against Banditry In The East

Introduction

28-12-1942
Directive Number 47 — Command And Defence Measures In The South East

Introduction

26-7-1943
Directive Number 48 — Command And Defence Measures In The South East

Introduction

(July, 1943
Directive Number 49)

Introduction

28-9-1943
Directive Number 50 — Concerning The Preparations For The Withdrawal Of 20th Mountain Army To Northern Finland And Northern Norway

Introduction

3-11-1943
Directive Number 51

Introduction

28-1-1944

Introduction

8-3-1944
Leader Order Number 11 — (Commandants Of Fortified Areas And Battle Commandants)

Introduction

2-4-1944
Operation Order Number 7 — Directives For Further Operations By Army Group A, Army Group South, And Army Group Centre

Introduction

16-5-1944
Leader Order Of 16th May, 1944 — Ref.: Employment Of Long Range Weapons Against England

Introduction

12-7-1944

Introduction

13-7-1944
(a) Decree Of The Leader On The Exercise Of Command In An Area Of Operations Within The Reich, Of 13th July, 1944
and 13-7-1944
(b) Decree Of The Leader On Cooperation Between The Party And The Armed Forces In An Area Of Operations Within The Reich, 13th July, 1944

19-7-1944
Order Of Chief Of The High Command Of The Armed Forces Concerning Preparations For The Defence Of The Reich

Introduction

23-7-1944
Ref.: Reorganisation Of Command Authority In The Area Of Army Group North

Introduction

26-7-1944
Subject: Alpine Approaches Position

Introduction

29-7-1944
Subject: Leader’s Order Of 26th July 1944

Introduction

3-8-1944
Executive Orders On The Leader’s Order For The Construction Of A System Of Rear Positions In Northern Italy

Introduction

24-8-1944
Order For The Construction Of A German Defensive Position In The West

Introduction

29-8-1944
Order For Completion Of Defences In The German Bight

Introduction

1-9-1944
Order Placing The West Wall In A State Of Readiness

Introduction

3-9-1944
Directive For Further Operations By Commander In Chief West

Introduction

3-9-1944
Directives For Further Operations By Commander In Chief West

7-9-1944
Subject: Military Powers Of Commander In Chief West

9-9-1944

Introduction

12-9-1944
Orders For Defences In The South East

Introduction

22-9-1944
Subject: Second Decree Of The Leader On Powers Of Command In An Area Of Operations Within The Reich

Introduction

28-11-1944
Leader Order On The Exercise Of Command In Units Which Are Left To Their Own Resources

Introduction

21-1-1945

Introduction

28-1-1945
Subject: Employment Of The Folk Storm

Introduction

5-2-1945
Subject: Transport Of Refugees From The East To Denmark

Introduction

20-3-1945
Subject: Demolitions On Reich Territory

Introduction

7-4-1945

Introduction

April, 1945
Leader’s Order On The Organisation Of Command In The Separated Areas Of Northern And Southern Germany

Introduction

15-4-1945
Order Of The Day


Conclusion, List Of Codenames, Glossary Of Offices, Glossary Of Persons Named


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