Conference between Raeder and Von Brauchitsch

Raeder:

I learned the initial strong misgivings of the General Staff had been discarded, and now the difficulties were considered relatively slight, or, at any rate, far from insurmountable.

I informed the Commander in Chief of the Army that, to the contrary, the operation entailed the greatest dangers. I pointed out that in the Norwegian landings the fate of the whole German Navy had been at state, in this case there was a serious possibility that all the troops employed in the operation might be lost.