1309

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1309
Date 12 January 1943
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 Southern Russia: a 4th Air Fleet report for January 11, giving the intended new line of resistance in the Caucasus; on North Africa: a 5th Panzer Army report for January 9, describing an exchange of artillery fire in the Jefna sector; reconnaissance and intelligence reports indicate that the Allies are preparing to attack Dj Chenoufa; an intelligence assessment that the Allies are bringing up reinforcements in the Medjez El Beb area and in the mountains south west of Pont du Fahs preparatory to an attack; reports of the Allies accumulating supplies and fuel around Souk Al Arba and near Telepte; and a German Air Force (GAF) report for January 11, describing an attack on Allied aircraft on an airfield at Telepte; on Northern Europe: of the possible cancellation of the intended sailing of the Scharnhorst through bad weather, on January 12; on Southern Russia: that the 17th Army is withdrawing according to plan from mountain passes in the Caucasus; and that passage across the Kerch Strait is congested due to ferrying troops to Crimea, on January 10; from the Japanese minister in Bucharest, relating the effect of rumours circulating in the wake of heavy Romanian Army casualties; from the Japanese ambassador in Rome, giving an Italian assessment of the war in North Africa; and reporting the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs' visit to Portugal, on January 7; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, giving a German account of the programme for a meeting between Hitler and Antonescu planned for January 11; and reporting a recent visit of the Bulgarian War Minister, on January 9.

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