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Parent Collaboration between Japan, Germany and Italy Vol. VII
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 7
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
been informed through RINTELEN. HITLER is right. Tunis is 101.percent de Gaullist; any inopportune pressure would serve only to hasten the separation of the French Empire from the Vichy Government. But, according to CAVELLEEO, without Bizerte, Libya is lost. "This morning the Duce was much irritated by the small number of casualties in East Africa. Sixty-seven men were killed at Gondar in November; 10,000 were taken prisoner. It does not take any long reflection to under¬stand what these figures mean. "December, 8, 1241 "A night telephone call from RIBBENTROP; he is over¬joyed about the Japanese attack on America. He is so happy about it that I am happy with him, though I am not too sure about the final advantages of what has happened. One thing is now certain: that America: will enter the conflict, and that the conflict will be so long that she will be able to realize all her potential force. This morning I told this to the King who had been pleased about the event. He ended by admitting that in the 'long run' I may be right. MUSSOLINI was happy too. For a long time he has wanted the real relations between America and the Axis to be definitely clarified. "In Libya things seem to be going a little better. In the Duce's opinion, the danger of the last forty-eight hours is past. Both CAVALLERO and Admiral RICCARDI inform me that there will be a great naval operation to