But what happened to the naughty Wilhelm Marshall? It seemed that his career was finished, but the August 12, 1942 Raeder suddenly pulled him out of oblivion and appointed commander of the connections in France. After another 6 weeks, Marshall became the commander of a group of "the West", with headquarters in Paris. Raeder promoted officer, which earlier used to call a failure and sent to the infamous resignation. Whenever Marshall was trying to justify his actions in Norway, Grand Admiral refused to discuss the matter. Apparently, this bore acknowledged the correctness of the same Marshall, which is required of the commander of the fleet complete tactical freedom. Marshall knew about it, but believed that "Raeder rather bite off his tongue than admit they were wrong."