1068

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1068
Date 9 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 French North Africa: that Casablanca authorities believed the main Allied objective to be Safi, on November 9; the French Naval Command in Oran reported on arrangements made to scuttle a vessel in the harbour entrance; and that the Epervier and Typhon are to attempt to reach Toulon, on November 9; on North Africa: of Goering's exhortation to fighter pilots to greater application, on November 8; from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, on peace prospects, attributing these rumours to U.K.-U.S. propaganda, on November 1; from the Japanese minister in Madrid, the views of an influential German on the war's progress and relations among the Axis powers, on November 1; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, a response to a Japanese request for ship-building steel, on November 2; a report on German-Danish relations on November 5; and a German report on the North African situation for November 5; from the Turkish ambassador in Vichy, an allegation of Hitler making peace proposals to the Russians through an intermediary on November 5; and from the Turkish ambassador in Rome, comments on Axis difficulties in North Africa, on November 6.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 9 November 1942 Download PDF (5.15 MB)
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