This decision surprised by Hitler and General Krebs me completely by surprise, although it seems that it is designed in every detail. When we asked what our opinion, we said that very pleased to finally arrive and reinforce the idea that our offensive welcomed in principle, but it is impossible in such a short time to judge the prospects for the success of these plans. It is impossible to be certain how events will develop before the onset will be ready to start, and will there be enough available forces. Everything depended on the size of the support, which could have the attacking armies of the Luftwaffe. Minimum requirements were that to neutralize the enemy air force, at least at the points of concentration of forces for a period of several days.