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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/62
Date 12 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: a report that German troops were advancing beyond the lower Dnieper towards the Crimea; an Italian report of the departure of HMS Ark Royal, HMS Melbourne and HMS Hermione with a destroyer escort from Gibraltar on September 10-11 for an unknown destination; a report that the German 10th Air Corps was carrying out exhaustive reconnaissance flights between Crete and Libya in preparation for a special operation against Tobruk; an Italian report from Istanbul of a meeting between Fritz von Papen and the Turkish President; a report from the Italian ambassador in Tokyo on September 8 of Japanese policy in Asia and public opinion, and Japanese-U.S. negotiations; a report from the Italian ambassador in Istanbul on September 9 suggesting that Fritz von Papen was dissatisfied and displeased with recent political talks with the Turkish President; a report from the Turkish minister in Madrid on September 9 noting possible German demands from Turkey in the event that Britain and the Soviet Union tried to pressure Turkey into keeping the Bosphorus Straits open; a report from the Turkish ambassador in Tokyo claiming that Soviet resistance has had an influence on Japanese thinking, and that the government had accepted an American offer to negotiate; and a report of the slaughter of Jews in Ukraine as part of German police activities [Reported missing June 2014].

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i Front Cover 12 September 1941 Download PDF (354 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 12 September 1941 Download PDF (4.40 MB)
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