1039

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1039
Date 2 November 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 the Panzer Army considers the situation threatening in the extreme, and the German Air Force (GAF) are to give it support on November 3; that Tobruk is running out of aviation fuel and seeks supplies, on November 2; that the German Navy are to hand over supplies to the Panzer Army, on November 1; that German supply traffic is being interrupted by British raiders, with the Italian Air Force requested to form a patrol, on October 31; an Italian agent's report of an intended British landing on the night of November 2-3; that German tanks are to be dug in, and the completion of re-grouping is to be reported, on October 31; of an Italian and French secret military meeting in Algiers, discussing expected Allied landings, on October 31; that the GAF were informed of Axis submarine movements to Tobruk, on November 2; and of the GAF's reorganisation of its bomber schools, on October 29; on Norway: of a GAF shortage of torpedo aircraft and trained crews, on October 25; and from the Portuguese Foreign Ministry, information from Rome of the temporary removal of Mussolini, on October 31.

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1 Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 2 November 1942 Download PDF (6.90 MB)
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