0209

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/209
Date 12 November 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: of difficulties in moving a unit from the Moscow area probably to the Leningrad area, with rail movement from Smolensk and Vitebsk impossible for more than a month, on November 10; of German Air Force (GAF) staff problems caused by sickness; Italian sighting reports of the British Mediterranean fleet, on November 11; a German report on November 11 of Italian ships sunk; that two auxiliary sailing vessels are en route to Bardia carrying food, on November 11; Naval Headlines, covering U-boats in the Mediterranean being alerted to the presence of French and neutral convoys; U-boat activities in the north and south Atlantic; the Admiral Scheer is still in the Baltic and ready to sail; and an Italian convoy including the Anna Maria, Brook, Amba Aradam and Giorgio, escorted by the Partenope, is en route from Tripoli for Benghazi, on November 12-14; that Tripoli is short of coal and fuel oil; and a Japanese report on the situation on the Russian-Manchurian border, on November 6.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 12 November 1941 Download PDF (4.26 MB)
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