File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/914
Date 22 September 1942
Government Department Government Code and Cypher School
File Accession Date 1993


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: with no coversheet, a summary of intelligence items not reported by Hut 3 at Bletchley Park, on September 21; on North Africa: that the Gialo attack and a New Zealand general's remarks suggest an offensive by the British 8th Army; that the German General Stumme is due in Africa, probably on September 21; that the Italian Admiral Giartosio replaced Lombardi in Africa in early September; that Gialo is still resisting as of September 19; of supplies for Rommel on September 16; that a British general arrived in Rome and was handed over to the Italians on September 16; of a new commander for the German 90th Light Division on September 15; that General Clifton was handed over on September 16; on North Africa: of leave being granted for the wounded German General Nehring on September 18; that Stumme has arrived; that Rommel requires Stumme for a conference at Fuka on September 19; that Stumme is due in Rome on September 16; that General von Thoma is en route to replace Nehring; that von Thoma landed at Naples with engine trouble on September 15; that German views on the British offensive strategy indicate preparations for an offensive, on September 19; and that New Zealand Brigadier G A Clifton has been captured; on Germany: of a message to the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) of the Armed Forces South East, with possible reference to meetings with Keitel, Jodl, Walimont and the C-in-C of the German Air Force (GAF) and the Fuehrer, on September 18; on North Africa: that the GAF are to attack Kufra, tying up with action at Gialo, on September 21; and on the supply position of tanks and guns for the Panzer Army on September 19; from the Italian consul in Lourenço Marques, that the U.S. is to attack Dakar from the Gambia, on September 18; on the Russian Front: part of a report for September 20; and on the Mediterranean: the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) in Chief South orders the GAF to prepare to stop convoys to Malta, to protect the Italian fleet and to search for a break out from the Black Sea by the Soviet fleet, on September 21.

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