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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/750
Date 18 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 reinforcements are being equipped with antitank weapons on July 15; of Allied air raids on Benghazi and Tobruk on July 16-17; that the 15th Panzer Division is under constant air attack, on July 17; a German Air Force (GAF) return of Italian lorries, on July 13; that the 90th Light Division recaptured advanced positions, on July 16; that the 15th Panzer Division reports no change on July 17; that units of the Littorio Division and elements of the 90th Light Division were at Gebel Kalakh on July 17; that the 90th Light Division moved into an Italian-held area north of the Allied break-through on July 17; on the locations of the Ariete and Littorio Divisions on July 16; a report for July 16: that the Trento Division repulsed an attack on July 15-16, that the Africa Corps and Motorised Corps are coming under Allied air attacks, and that Stukas are attacking concentrations of armour in front of the Africa Corps; that aviation fuel stocks are critically low on Crete, and are sufficient for twenty four hours only as of July 17; that Kesselring demands the sailing of the supply ship Sibylla for Africa even without an escort on July 17; and on the Russian Front: a report for (July) 16 from the 1st Panzer Army.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 18 July 1942 Download PDF (7.77 MB)
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