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Telegram from “Diensstelle Rahn” trough the German embassy in Paris to the Foreign Ministry, describing the current situation in Tunis; Tunis – 12/5/1942




Tunisia, ביזרט, ברלין, גרמניה, מרסיי, פאריס, תוניס


Bourguiba, Rahn


Bizerte conflict, domestic policies, German-French Relations, Siege of Tunis


Chantiers de jeunesse, Compagnons de france, Destour (political Party), Dienststelle Rahn, Doriot-Movement, French military in Tunisia, French Residency, German Embassy in Paris, German foreign ministry, Italian military in Tunisia


political archive of the foreign ministry

Folder Number:

Rahn_Dec42_page 18-24


Language: German

Document from the Foreign Ministry, containing a letter from Rahn, send through the German embassy in Paris, in which he describes the current situation in Tunis in five points: 

1) destabilization of Tunis after the withdrawal of French troops and passivity of the residential government, expecting an Allied win and only putting opposition against violent events involving Italian military

2) stronger reliance on reorganized youth groups like the Doriot movement as auxiliary police and authority over press and media

3) repeated requests about the plans to clear Bizerta to be able to accomplish restructuring of the French administration

4) intent on establishing an armed Arab force in cooperation with Destour-Movement, which would be facilitated by the release of leaders like Habib Bourguiba

5) necessity to destabilize enemy territories to prevent material-superiority


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