1045

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1045
Date 4 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 Axis shipping arrives in Tobruk on November 3; German Air Force (GAF) reports for November 3; that Axis hospital ships are leaving Matruh, on November 3; that the fieldmarshal orders continuous GAF protection for Tobruk harbour, on November 3; the GAF report the withdrawal of Panzer Army infantry, on November 3; that British attacks were repelled despite heavy losses from the RAF; and a GAF report for the afternoon of November 3, that the Panzer Army is grouping for defensive action; on the Mediterranean: that the GAF on the Russian Front are to detach all Ju88 C6s with crews to the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) in Chief South, on November 3; that GAF aircraft are leaving Foggia on November 3; that Ju88 C6s are flying to Eleusis for convoy escort duties, on November 3; and that the GAF fieldmarshall has been allotted additional fighter aircraft, and the Fuehrer agrees that army units are to be flown to Africa from Crete, on November 3.

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1 Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 4 November 1942 Download PDF (6.16 MB)
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