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Telegram from “Diensstelle Rahn” to the German embassy in Paris, concerning the situation at the French garrison of Bizerte; Tunis – 12/3/1942

Date:

03.12.1942

מיקום:

ביזרט, ברלין, גרמניה, פאריס, תוניס, תוניסיה

Personality:

Amiral Derrien, Kesselring, Möllhausen, Petain, Rahn

Idea:

Bizerte conflict, German-French Relations

Organization:

Dienststelle Rahn, French military in Tunisia, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vichy

Archive:

political archive of the foreign ministry

Case number:

Rahn_Dec42_page 13-14

Description

Language: German

Letter from Rahn to the German embassy in Paris, explaining the successful efforts to prevent treason at Bizerta but also the strategic dilemma over the French garrison as a possible landing point for the allied forces, nonetheless considering a forceful disarming as unfavorable. Proposes the idea of Kesselring to obtain an order by Petain to the army to peacefully leave Bizerta in exchange for French war prisoners and therefore sends Möllhausen to Germany (see Rahn_Dec24_page 4) to requests an answer to this proposal.

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