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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1080
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 North Africa: of a shortage of aviation fuel at Tobruk on November 7, with only one day's supply remaining, and of a request for supplies from Europe; that all stocks of aviation fuel at Maleme were exhausted by the morning of November 8; on the preparation of mining and obstruction materials in the Capuzzo area, on November 7; that the Germans are in defensive operations east of Sidi Barrani, on November 8; that the Panzer Army is in retreat with extreme shortages of fuel and water, on November 6; a report from the French Naval Command at Oran for November 8, describing considerable losses to the Allies; that the French Naval Command at Casablanca orders all convoys from Dakar to Casablanca to be suspended; that late on November 8 French naval authorities were aware that a rising in Morocco had been suppressed and Allied landings at Safi and Fedhala had been heavily counter-attacked; that the Panzer Army was informed that the Allies were planning a landing on Rhodes and the Aegean Islands, on October 31; a CX report on Tangier for November 8; and a CX report on Tunis for November 8.

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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 (6.47 MB)
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