I asked for sources in regards to peace proposals mentioned and got the following response. Note that this rather long wordy response actually mentions only two sources. One 1939 - The War That Had Many Fathers is a shotgun source of a not very well regarded book. See: Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof - Wikipedia It does look like the apologists have taken over the responses on Amazon. The other was a 2 hour long speech of Hitler's which as I've noted above contains one sentence declaring the war doesn't need to go on. So at this point I consider the request for sources as unfulfilled.