By ANN STRINGER
NUREMBERG, Jan. 9, 1946 (UP) -- The German navy was ordered to attack American ships on sight within one hour after the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, and four days before Adolf Hitler declared war on the United States, the war crimes tribunal was told today.
The prosecution submitted evidence that Joachim Von Ribbentrop, German foreign minister, informed the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, Hiroshi Oshima, that the German attack order was given on Dec. 7, 1941.
Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe, British prosecutor, said Ribbentrop had planned to sign a secret protocol with Serano Suner, then Spanish foreign minister, covering the Spanish entry into the war and an attack on Gibraltar.
Ribbentrop informed Galezzo Ciano, Italian foreign minister, in September, 1940, that he planned the Spanish move as soon as he returned to Berlin from their meeting, the prosecutor said.
"The Spaniards want to conquer Gibraltar by themselves, but to prevent failure, Germany will provide Spain with special troops equipped with special weapons and a few squadrons of planes," Ribbentrop is quoted as saying.
Maxwell-Fyfe accused Ribbentrop of advocating a bloodthirsty death policy against captured Allied flyers. He said Ribbentrop proposed that the flyers should never reach prisoner of war cages, and that their fate should not be published. He wanted to permit lynching of airmen who strafed German civilians, parachuting German flyers, passenger trains or hospitals.