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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1110
Date 16 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 the Mediterranean: that 4,000 troops are awaiting transport from Piraeus to the Dodecanese on November 16; and that Danish, Norwegian and Greek ships in Marseilles were handed over to the Germans by the French, to be transferred to Italian ports; on the Russian Front: that a signal was sent from Hitler to the 4th Air Fleet's commander, von Richthoven, stating his awareness of the difficulties, on November 16; Naval Headlines of November 17: that the Hans was torpedoed in the Ras Aali roadstead on November 16; that harbours in the Gulf of Sirte are dependent on good weather for unloading; and a summary of the situation in Benghazi preparatory to evacuation; of a Japanese assessment of U.S. strategy, resources and policy, from November 17; from the Japanese ambassador in Vichy, on the French situation in North Africa and the German occupation of southern France, on November 13; from the Japanese ambassador in Rome, giving Italian views of the situation in the Mediterranean on November 14; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, that there is no prospect for peace between the Allies and Germany, as of November 14; the Portuguese minister in Stockholm speculates on the possibility of military action in the Iberian peninsula, on November 13; from the Portuguese minister in Rome, on the progress of the war, on November 15; and the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports a Romanian loss of confidence in an Axis victory, on November 15.

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