File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/66
Date 15 September 1941
Government Department Government Code and Cypher School
File Accession Date 1993


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: of the German army reaching the outer defences of Leningrad from the south, south east and east on September 13; a report that German armoured forces advancing from the north and south had almost encircled Kiev on September 14; a situation report from the evening of September 14 that the 11th Army was preparing for a planned attack on Perekop; a morning report from the 1st Panzer Group on September 9 that they were meeting stubborn Soviet resistance, and that Soviet civilians were attacking tanks with petrol bombs; arrangements for gliders to be ferried from Greece to Derna to be used to transport supplies from Tripoli to Benghazi; the arrival of ME109 aircraft as replacements at Gazala, Africa, on September 14; the transfer of FW200 aircraft formerly in the Mediterranean area to Bordeaux; reports that senior German police officers in newly occupied Soviet sectors have been given orders from Himmler that the closest cooperation possible is to be achieved with the inhabitants and a new mine-clearing unit; a report from the Italian ambassador in Rio de Janeiro reporting an alleged proposal by America that Brazil cooperate in occupying the Azores and Cape Verde Islands; a report from the Turkish ambassador in Buenos Aires of a conversation with the Japanese ambassador about U.S.-Japanese negotiations for peace in the Pacific; and a report from the U.S. minister in Budapest that the Germans were pressing Hungary to provide workers for industry in Germany. This file also contains a Naval Headlines report giving details of the ships due to arrive in Benghazi; the arrival of an Italian convoy in Tripoli on September 13; and that a fast convoy was soon expected to be leaving Italy for Tripoli.

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