Prosecutor Jackson asks court to humble Goering

NUREMBERG, March 19, 1946 (UP) -- Chief Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson appealed to the War Crimes Tribunal today to force Hermann Goering to "change his attitude" toward the trial after an angry verbal battle in which Goering repeatedly shouted Mr. Jackson down.

Goering interrupted Mr. Jackson repeatedly and sarcastically challenged the prosecutor's choice of words and phrases.


Angered, Mr. Jackson finally demanded the court force Goering to show respect for the Tribunal and the trial.

Goering's cross-examination followed testimony by Birger Dahlerus, Swedish mystery man and go-between for Adolf Hitler, who declared that on the eve of the war Britain had agreed in principle to seek an understanding with Germany.

Mr. Dahlerus testified that he carried to London a peace proposal on behalf of Hitler and Goering on Aug. 27, 1939, which included an offer of the support of the German army for the British empire "wherever it might be attacked."

Mr. Dahlerus said that at this time Sir Alexander Cadogan of the British Foreign Office "agreed that England was willing in principle to reach an agreement with Germany."

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