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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1004
Date 24 October 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 100 tons of fuel are required daily from Crete, but that this requirement is not being met, so the fuel will take priority over personnel transport, and all unnecessary journeys in Africa will be stopped from October 23; and a return listing the totals of German and Italian motor transport vehicles and tanks with the Panzer Army, on October 19; on the Russian Front: that Army Group A is claiming successes in the Novorossisk area, with prisoners and heavy weapons having been captured; that Army Group B is engaged in heavy fighting in Stalingrad; that Romanian and Hungarian troops have been attacked by Soviet forces; and that Army Group Centre repulsed several Soviet attacks on October 22; the Saudi minister in Vichy reports on French negotiations with the Bey of Tunis, on October 22; the Japanese minister in Madrid comments on Smuts' visit to the U.K., and on the prospects of France entering the war as an Axis ally, on October 17; the resigning Chilean Foreign Minister predicts the breaking of relations with the Axis, on October 21; the Spanish ambassador in London reports on Smuts' visit to the U.K. and the visit to the Vatican by a representative of the U.S. President on October 19; the Turkish ambassador in Kuibyshev reports on the prospects for a second front, on October 16; the Turkish military attach� in Kuibyshev comments on Japanese intentions regarding Russia, on October 20; and the Turkish military attach� in Vichy lists German military dispositions in France and Belgium, on October 21.

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