DEFENCE WITNESS ERHARD MILCH (ON BEHALF OF HERMANN GOERING) IS CROSS-EXAMINED BY ROBERT H JACKSON [Allocated Title]
The chief prosecutor of the USA, Robert H Jackson, cross examines the witness Generalfeldmarschall Erhard Milch.
Close up of the witness Milch. Shot from the back of the courtroom showing prosecutor Jackson, the witness stand, court reporters and officers of court. Jackson asks about war preparation in Germany before 1939, the involvement of Hermann Goering in the outbreak of war and the cooperation between Goering and Adolf Hitler in that matter. Shot from the back of the courtroom showing defence counsel Dr Fritz Sauter questioning the witness Erhard Milch. The shot also shows the defence counsel, the simultaneous translators, court reporters, officers of court and two members of the US Military Police standing next to the witness stand. At the tables for the prosecution teams Sir David Maxwell Fyfe and G D Roberts from the British counsel for the prosecution can be seen. Erhard Milch testifies that the German air force (Luftwaffe) would not have been prepared for a war in 1939, that there had been no contact to the other parts of the armed forces like the Navy and the Wehrmacht and that a new organisation of the air force was not planned before 1946. Close up of Milch Chief of counsel of the USA, Robert H Jackson, cross-examines the witness, asking about the witness being prepared by the defence counsel and then to the issue of forced labour.