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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1112
Date 17 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 Gauleiter Kaufmann was made responsible for the acquisition of shipping space on November 14; from the German naval liaison officer in Sete, on a visit to the French Admiralty representative, on November 16; on Germany: that railway rolling stock is under strain, and that trucks not essential for Eastern Europe are to be returned, on November 13; on Tunisia: a German report of Platon's return to Vichy from a mission in Tunisia on November 17, with an indication that the French commander in Tunisia, General Barre, had gone over to the Allies; a report of landings of German and Italian troops in Tunis and Bizerta; and that U.S. armoured formations are crossing the Tunisian border from Algeria.

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