Operationsbefehl Nr. 11 12.7.40 "Advance Order"

For a timeline of the Swiss operational planning see "Swiss Operational Planning 1939 to 1941".
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The Operationsbefehl Nr. 11 was issued on the 12.July 1940 as a reaction to the fall of France and the almost complete encirclement of Switzerland by German forces. The order actually was an advance order for the Operationsbefehl No 12. The main idea was to form a central area of defense (Zentralraumstellung) in the Alps or the réduit national.

"Die Entwicklung der allgemeinen Lage und deren Auswirkungen an unseren Grenzen erfordern eine tiefgreifende Aenderung der gegenwärtigen Aufstellung der Armee.

Im Operationsbefehl Nr. 12 wird die neue Gruppierung der Armee festgelegt werden.

Zur Erleichterung der Ueberganges aus der jetzigen Lage in die ...

"The development of the general situation and its consequences on our borders require a deep change of the current position of the army.

Operational order No 12 will define a new grouping of the army.

To facilitate the transformation of the current situation ..."

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The main change toward the Operationsbefehl No 10 were:

The order took into consideration,

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