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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1315
Date 15 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 Northern Europe: of the 5th Air Fleet's operational orders for combatting blockade runners in Skagerrak, on January 13; on North Africa: a revised report on the losses caused in the raid on Castel Benito, on January 13; that no butter or dripping is available from Germany, which is considered important to the maintenance of the health of the troops, on January 12; a 5th Panzer Army report for January 12, describing harassing Allied artillery fire and localised activity, and including a request for artillery and infantry ammunition; a 5th Panzer Army report for January 11, with local actions being detailed; that Rommel's Aide is flying to see Hitler in East Prussia, on January 11; a German Air Force (GAF) report for January 14 anticipates that the Allied offensive is to start on January 14-15; and of orders for a concentrated attack on Benghazi on January 14.

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i Front Cover 15 January 1943 Download PDF (380 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 15 January 1943 Download PDF (9.21 MB)
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