In references to Britain's Foreign Office files, the broad designation "FO 371" for documents in the Public Record Office has been omitted; the category is common to all items in the citations. Only the file and document numbers are noted: for example, 37479/R13545. In a few instances there is just one document in a file, and no item number is cited.
German Foreign Ministry documents have been cited using the microfilm copies available in the United States National Archives. Record Group 242 includes items from the years 1920-1945 and constitutes part of Microfilm Publication T120. Roll 52 covers German relations with Turkey during the period from November 1943 through April 1944. The roll and frame numbers are separated by a slash mark -- for example, 52/41937-41939 -- and are comparable to references to Volume IX of Akten des Politischen Archivs im Auswärtigen Amt.
Newspaper citations not identifying a page number are based on copies of articles obtained through clipping and archival services that did not record page information.
The following abbreviations have been used for convenience in note citations:
|FM||German Foreign Ministry|
|FO||British Foreign Office|