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Telegram from Rahn to the German Foreign Ministry, detailing the French reaction on the disarmament of Bizerte and its consequences; Tunis – 12/12/1942

Date:

12.12.1942

Location:

Tunisia, ביזרט, ברלין, גרמניה, תוניס

Personality:

Barré, Guibauld, Rahn

Keyword:

German-French Relations, Inner Organization (Germany), propaganda

Organization:

Dienststelle Rahn, French military in Tunisia, French youth organizations, German foreign ministry, Italian chamber of commerce, Radio Tunis

Archive:

political archive of the foreign ministry

Folder Number:

Rahn_Dec42_pages 42-44

Description

Language: German

Telegram from Rahn to the German Foreign Ministry, detailing the overcoming of the French shock after the disarmament of Bizerte by means of propaganda and affiliated youth organizations. He relates the continuation of French work in civil and technical jobs, financed by the French Residency. Also mentions the deployment of French and Italian experts as advisors in questions of economy and food. Finally announces a delay in the commissioning of Radio Tunis, which forces Germans to restart private radio stations as propagandistic efforts to demoralize war-tired troops of General Barré. Post scriptum mentioning of the first edition of the “Deutsche Soldatenzeitung” coming out.

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