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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1116
Date 18 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 arrangements are being made for demolitions in Benghazi on November 17; of the results of an Allied air raid on Magrun; a German Army intelligence department report for November 16, which includes identifications of U.S. and U.K. commanders and units; the mission of Platon from P�tain to Esteva to join the Axis against the Allies; Esteva's assurances of loyalty and Platon's opinion that the French would go over to the Allies; Darlan's assumption of control after P�tain and the appointment of Giraud as Commander in Chief (CinC) for North Africa; orders for French troops to join the battle against the Axis; P�tain's condemnation of Darlan and Giraud; the rumoured formation of Free French units in Morocco; and the appointment of General Yaguee Blanco as Ground Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Spanish 10th Army Corps in Melilla; on Tunisia: that the German Air Force (GAF) have taken possession of Gabes airfield on November 18; and Kesselring's orders for the disposition of German, Italian and French troops in Tunisia on November 17.

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i Front Cover 18 November 1942 Download PDF (301 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 18 November 1942 Download PDF (5.05 MB)
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