Page 11, 9th December 1938

9th December 1938
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Page 11, 9th December 1938 — Italian Crowds have this week been shouting, " We want

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Organisations: French Embassy In Rome
Locations: Tunis


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Italian Crowds have this week been shouting, " We want

Tunis!" " We want Corsica! " in front of the French Embassy In Rome.

No doubt they feel that a change of ownership Is overdue. Both places have known many masters, as the following list of their owners shows.


Corsica has belonged, in turn, to the Ligurians, Etruscans, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Lombards, Muslims, French (Charlemagne), Moors, Matins (Papal award), Genoese, French. The latter got it finally in 1768.


Tunis has belonged to the Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Turks, Spaniards, and French.

According to the 1931 census there are 249 more civilian Frenchmen than Italians in the French protectorate of Tunis (91,427, as against 93,178). Total population is just under 2e million (Europeans: 195,293). 80 per cent.. of the trade is with France and Algeria (part of France).

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