0826

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/826
Date 20 August 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: of indications of German Air Force (GAF) preparations for a possible operation on August 26; and a day report from the Panzer Army for August 18 giving the state of fuel stocks and listing Italian casualties from May 26 to July 31; on the Southern Russian Front: of operational orders for August 19, that the GAF are to carry out recces in the Caucasus-Caspian area, with the aim being to establish whether the Soviets are bringing reinforcements to Tiflis through Iran; of the 4th Air Fleet's instruction relating to the unloading of supply trains, on August 18; that the mopping up of the elbow of the Don is almost complete, with a bridgehead over the Don having been successfully carried out; and a report for August 16, that Army Group A elements thrust forward south and south west of Krasnodar, 20 km beyond the Kuban River; on Western Europe: reports of an Allied landing on the French coast in the Dieppe area, on August 19; and the Japanese ambassador in Hanoi reports a Chinese air raid on Haiphong on August 10.

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