1189

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1189
Date 5 December 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 fires were reported in Bone harbour on December 4; that German ground forces were dispersed in a two-day battle north-west of Sfax, on December 4; that the Germans claim an outstanding success of their air raid on Bone harbour, on December 5; of a message from Italian General Headquarters (GHQ) in Tripoli to Rommel for the Panzer Army to withdraw to the Buerat area on December 5-6, from December 3; that fuel shortages are still restricting German Air Force (GAF) operations in Libya on December 4; that the Italian corps had insufficient lorries for its withdrawal, on December 4; that munitions reinforcements were allotted to the Panzer Army listed in order of transport priority, on December 2; that the delivery of fighting hardware for the Panzer Army is intended, on December 1; and that Rommel is to meet Bastico on December 3; from the Japanese ambassador in Rome, giving Ciano's views on French and Italian participation in the war; that the Japanese ambassador in Berlin is instructed to ascertain German intentions, on December 1; from the Portuguese charg� in Rome on the Italian situation, as of December 3; from the Portuguese Foreign Ministry on Japanese anxiety over the war situation, on December 3; and from the Turkish minister in Madrid, detailing German assurances to Spain on December 2.

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i Front Cover 5 December 1942 Download PDF (299 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 5 December 1942 Download PDF (8.13 MB)
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