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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/92
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 the German navy refused to allow convoys to sail from Italy without adequate cover; that sailings were postponed because of the Gibraltar squadron having put to sea on September 26; that in North Africa a rear detachment of the HQ Panzer Group was broken up, and the personnel and equipment were sent to Gazala; that only one ship was left for coastal transport and supply for the Panzer Group and the German Air Force (GAF); that General Geissler, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) 10th Air Corps, was to have a conference with Ground Officer Commanding (GOC) Panzer Group Africa in Gambut; a situation report on fighting in Ukraine in the Poltava, Krasnograd and Kharkov areas; that a naval operation with air support was staged in the Baltic, including air reconnaissance of the western exit to the Gulf of Finland; that the Soviet mine-laying cruiser Marti left Leningrad on September 25 with a fighter escort; and air reconnaissance reports that the Soviet cruiser Kirov was no longer in Kronstadt harbour. The file also includes Naval Headlines 88, noting that the ships Caterina, Marin Sanodo and the tanker Minatitlan were to leave Tripoli on September 26 for Naples; that one of the escort destroyers was to tow Circe to Naples; and that the Italian torpedo boats Prestinari, Cascino and Cantore were expected in Libya.

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i Front Cover 26 September 1941 Download PDF (327 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 26 September 1941 Download PDF (5.23 MB)
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