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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/117
Date 6 October 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: intelligence on the operational orders of the 4th Air Corps for October 5 to support the 11th Army and 1st Panzer Group; orders for the 4th, 2nd and 1st Air Fleets for 5 October in the Ukraine and Leningrad areas, stating that on October 6 the 4th Air Corps will concentrate on the Sea of Azov area; on 3rd Panzer Group advances north east of Smolensk as reported in an 8th Air Corps report for October 5; an 8th Air Corps report of the October 5 advanced line in the Leningrad area; on the dispatch of the Spanish division under orders for the Leningrad Front on October 3; on the advance of the 100th Light Division to 25 miles north east of Poltava in the 52nd Army Corps area on October 5; on fighter units awaiting transport to North Africa, with the 10th Air Corps pressing for their arrival on October 5; reports from Tripoli of the arrival of the Ankara and Reichenfels and the sinking of the Rialto on October 5; the urgent need for coal in Tripoli following the losses of the Margola, and the dispatch of the Achille Lauro with 8,000 tons on October 6; and a report by the Turkish minister in Buenos Aires of the Japanese ambassador’s views on U.S.-Japanese relations.

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i Front Cover 6 October 1941 Download PDF (338 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 6 October 1941 Download PDF (7.39 MB)
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