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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
1944, 1947
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
one file or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

The Admiralty

Administrative / Biographical history

British and American Intelligence Officers captured a collection of documents, known as the "Fuehrer Conferences", at Tambach, Germany during World War Two. These comprise minutes of staff meetings between Adolf Hitler and various commanders of the German Forces.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The Fuehrer Conferences on Naval Affairs (Admiralty, 1947) comprise minutes of meetings between Hitler and Admiral Karl Doenitz (Dönitz), the Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy, 1944. Topics discussed include the Normandy landings, anti-invasion preparations, the failed attempt by General Ludwig Beck to assassinate Hitler, 20 July 1944, and the deteriorating naval situation, Oct-Dec 1944.

System of arrangement

One file as above.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Sept 2007

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  • International conflicts
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Donitz, Karl, 1891-1980, German Admiral
  • Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, Chancellor of Germany

Corporate names

  • Admiralty

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