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Foreign Office Memorandum; June 16, 1940
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Frame 214886, serial 407

SECRET

BERLIN, June 16, 1940.

Pol. I M 8560g.

MEMORANDUM

High Command of the Armed Forces, Foreign Branch [OKW Ausland], Major Krummacher, transmitted the following at 11:35 a.m.:

"Order of the F├╝hrer

1. If Lithuanian troops cross the East Prussian border, they are to be disarmed. A further decision as to what is to be done with them should be awaited.

2. At present some German units are returning to their garrisons in East Prussia. They have received instructions not to undertake any maneuvers and to avoid anything which might look as if this return were in any way connected with events in Lithuania.

This is for your information so that possible Soviet Russian inquiries may immediately be answered in this sense."

von GROTE

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