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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/513
Date 21 April 1942
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 on the Southern Russian Front: on German Air Force (GAF) bomber and fighter reinforcements, on April 19; on North Africa: of controversy between the GAF and Rommel over the allocation of Flak units, on April 18; on the Mediterranean: on a GAF recce and their intentions of April 20-21; the Japanese minister in Berne reports the views of colleagues on the war, on April 17; the Japanese minister in Madrid reports on the strength of the French fleet in the Mediterranean and the possibility of Laval offering it to the Axis, on April 17; the Japanese ambassador in Berlin suggests a propaganda line on Allied air raids on Japan, on April 19; the Prime Minister (PM) orders this to be shown to the U.S. President; and the Japanese minister in Lisbon reports the German military attaché's views on Portuguese-Allied relations and fears of Allied landings, on April 16.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 21 April 1942 Download PDF (4.40 MB)
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