1119

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1119
Date 19 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: that the Panzer Army will be stationed at Agedabia until the arrival of the Young Fascist Division on November 21; that the German Navy cleared Tunis harbour on November 16; and the First Sea Lord's (1SL's) reply to the Prime Minister's (PM's) query; Naval Headlines, covering Tunisia; this file also includes the following messages from the Italian consul in Tunis, on French refusal to cooperate with the Germans, on November 15; from the Japanese Foreign Minister, a circular on the war situation in Europe, from November 7; from the Brazilian ambassador to the Vatican, of Italian fears of the loss of North Africa and an Allied landing in Italy, on November 16; from the Turkish ambassador in Rome, relating the effect of air raids on Italian morale, on November 16; and from the Irish minister in Vichy, on the German arrest of Weygand, on November 17.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 19 November 1942 Download PDF (4.01 MB)
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