Copy of original OKH Barbarossa deployment directive?

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Copy of original OKH Barbarossa deployment directive?

Post by historygeek2021 » 20 Jun 2022 19:44

This website has a copy of the OKH Barbarossa deployment directive dated January 31, 1941:

https://nakanune.rusarchives.ru/en/node/370

But there is no mention of 12th Army, which was supposed to strike out of northern Romania. Hitler only cancelled the participation of 12th Army in March 1941.

So is this a copy of the actual Barbarossa deployment directive from January 1941, or a fake?

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Re: Copy of original OKH Barbarossa deployment directive?

Post by Art » 22 Jun 2022 19:59

That's the text of the directive with changes introduced between 31.01 and 21.06 (not clear when exactly). That is obvious when you look at the original appendix to war diary of the Army Group South (from NARA T311 R260):
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You can see that the original variant did mentioned the 12 Army.
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Re: Copy of original OKH Barbarossa deployment directive?

Post by historygeek2021 » 22 Jun 2022 22:39

Art wrote:
22 Jun 2022 19:59
That's the text of the directive with changes introduced between 31.01 and 21.06 (not clear when exactly). That is obvious when you look at the original appendix to war diary of the Army Group South (from NARA T311 R260):

00150.jpg
00151.jpg

You can see that the original variant did mentioned the 12 Army.
Thanks. Is there a website where I can find these and similar documents?


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Re: Copy of original OKH Barbarossa deployment directive?

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