1050

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1050
Date 5 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: of Kesselring's orders for the immediate transportation of the 47th Infantry Regtiment, on November 4; of an air raid on Benghazi, where an Italian destroyer is on fire; that Allied convoys have been seen leaving Gibraltar, and in the Port Said area; of Kesselring's declared intention of throwing in everything to support the Panzer Army; of Mussolini's agreement for the Africa Corps' strategic withdrawal; and of a request by the Panzer Army for heavy equipment together with experimental ammunition, queried by the Prime Minister (PM) with a reply from the Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS).

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 5 November 1942 Download PDF (4.55 MB)
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