0699

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/699
Date 4 July 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 North Africa: that German Air Force (GAF) fighters were stretched to the limit escorting bombers; and the Italians were flying fighter patrols over the German Africa Corps and the 90th Light Division as protection against RAF attacks, on July 4; of a complaint by Kesselring that promised motor transport had been withdrawn by the Panzer Army, and pointing out the effect on the GAF's support, on July 4; of an urgent request from the GAF for reinforcements from Crete on July 4; Naval Headlines, covering operations against convoy PQ17 which has been taken as the main target, with QP13 to be ignored, on July 2; and on the Italian Admiralty's intention to use a cruiser force in the eastern Mediterranean as an escort to troop transports; a query from the Prime Minister (PM); and a reply from the First Sea Lord (ISL).

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 4 July 1942 Download PDF (3.65 MB)
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