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Telegram from Rahn to German Embassy in Paris, Ident. LATS 0257 from the 3/12/1942




Kesselring, Möllhausen, Petain, Rudolf Rahn


Bizerte-conflict, German-French Relations, Inner Organisation (Germany)


Allied forces in Tunisia, Dienststelle Rahn, French military in Tunisia, French war prisoners, German Embassy in Paris

Nom du fonds d’archives:

political archive of the foreign ministry

Folder Number:

Rahn_Dec42_pages 12-13


Language: German

Telegram from Rahn to the German Embassy in Paris, explaining the successful efforts to prevent treason at Bizerte but also the strategic dilemma over the French garrison as a possible landing point for the Allied forces. Nonetheless, he considers a forceful disarming as unfavorable. He proposes the idea of Kesselring to obtain a military order by Pétain to peacefully leave Bizerta in exchange for French war prisoners. Therefore he has sent Möllhausen to Germany, requesting an answer to this proposal.

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