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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/712
Date 9 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 a German unit specialising in subversive activities in North Africa is to be reinforced, as of July 4; that French aircraft are to fly to Djibuti via Libya, on July 8; of Kesselring's interest in a convoy en route from Crete to Tobruk on July 8; on the results of an RAF raid on Benghazi, on July 6; and a GAF report for July 8; on the Russian Front: a GAF report of July 8; and that some Russians are still holding out in Voronezh; from the French assistant military attaché in Chungking, a report on the Japanese campaign in China, from July 4 (in French); from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, on possible future changes in Turkish neutrality, from July 1; from the Japanese ambassador in Rome, on the status of the war in North Africa and on the Russian front; that Mussolini was in Africa, on July 2; and that [9] Italian divisions, including three Alpine detachments, are to go to the Russian Front and become involved in the Caucasus by September; and from the Turkish military attaché in Rome, a report on the war in Africa, including details of Italian losses.

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i Front Cover 9 July 1942 Download PDF (264 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 9 July 1942 Download PDF (5.87 MB)
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