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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/40
Date 2 September 1941
Government Department Government Code and Cypher School
File Accession Date 1993

Description

A file of signals intelligence reports, messages, and correspondence issued by the Government Code and Cypher School and sent by the head ('C') of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) to the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. This file includes the following reports: on the departure of the steamship Caffaro for Naples from Tripoli carrying two English prisoners on August 29; on the results of a British bombing attack on Tripoli on August 30; that the steamship SS Ossag is to be detained in Benghazi until September 5; the results of photographic reconnaissance of Egyptian aerodromes and railway stations by the Germans on August 31; an evening report for September 19 issued by Fliegerfuehrer Africa; of a request for supplies and reinforcements for units in Africa issued by the German 10th Air Corps on September 1; on continued mopping-up operations in Crete; of 10th Air Corps instructions regarding air protection for supply ships sailing to Greece; on night operations against Port Said by the 10th Air Corps on September 1-2; a report of the intentions of the 10th Air Corps from September 2; of night attacks on Port Said and Tobruk; of German air force requirements for more shipping space for the completion of works in Crete; a report sent to Himmler that the Soviets are retreating and burning villages, which also notes the number of prisoners taken and Jews shot; and a report by the Italian ambassador to Turkey of discussions with Fritz von Papen of Anglo-Soviet action in Iran, and with a Turkish minister, in which approval was sought for the movement of Germans and Italians through Turkey from Iran.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 2 September 1941 Download PDF (9.77 MB)
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