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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/91
Date 26 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: that an Italian intelligence report notes the arrival of a cruiser at Gibraltar on September 21; that the ship Prospero was blown up in Benghazi harbour in a bombing raid on September 23-24; that the ships Castellon and Savona carrying army coastal artillery units were expected to arrive in Benghazi on October 1; that the ammunition ship Rita left Benghazi for Derba on September 25; that the Capo Orso and [Petrarca] left Benghazi, possibly for Brindisi, on September 25; that an urgent request was made from Benghazi to Naples for replacement anti-personnel bombs; that permission was being sought for certain German officers to visit Tunis; that the 11th Army was making progress on the Isthmus of Perekop against heavy Soviet opposition on September 25-26, with the 4th Air Corps to give all-out support on September 26; that in Kharkov the 17th Army was advancing and the 5th Air Corps was attacking railway installations on September 25; that the Italian ambassador in Washington summarised U.S. press views on the war situation; and that the Turkish ambassador in Washington reported a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State concerning Turkish chrome.

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i Front Cover 26 September 1941 Download PDF (365 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 26 September 1941 Download PDF (6.12 MB)
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