The Malpasset dam is believed to have been blown up by the FLN, causing 400 casualties
In 2010, almost three years ago, political scientist Matthias Ritzi published his doctoral dissertation at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Innsbruck with the thesis "Richard Christmann: Intelligence conflicts between Germany and France in the years 1936 to 1961".
In it, Matthias Ritzi informed that the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) was informed by its resident in Tunis, Richard Christmann, about planned attacks by the Algerian "National Liberation Front" (Front de Liberation Nationale, FLN) against oil installations and also against dams in France was informed in advance. In 2011, Ritzi and Erich Schmidt-Eenboom published the book based on the dissertation: "In the Shadow of the Third Reich – The BND and its Agent Richard Christmann." This book was u.a. discussed in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and in Neues Deutschland with a focus on the Algerian war. In Telepolis appeared a multi-page review The secret agent for special tasks, in which it also heibt: