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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1320
Date 17 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 North Africa: a Panzer Army report for January 15, stating that General Fehn, Ground Officer Commanding (GOC) of the German Africa Corps, was wounded in a bomb explosion; of a demand for fuel and transport for the evacuation of Tripoli; that an Allied attack south of Gheddahia was held, with a resumption of the attack expected; the Panzer Army under Rommel report successful action against an Allied attempt to take the Buerat position, with the intention to withdraw to a line 56 km west-north-west of Buerat; that the Sousse-Sfax railway is clear again, as of January 15; that four convoys are to leave Bizerta for Sicily, on January 17; and that a heavy air raid is planned against Allied shipping in Bone harbour, on January 17; from the Japanese minister in Madrid, giving the views of the former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Suner, on the progress of the war, as of January 9; from the Japanese representative at the Vatican, on an improvement in Italian morale, on January 11; of the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs' interest in the possibility of an early peace between Germany and the Soviet Union, on January 12; from the Japanese ambassador in Vichy, a third-party intelligence assessment of the situation in French North Africa, from January 11; from the Brazilian minister in Ankara, that Germany is using neutral diplomats to sound out the possible reaction to peace proposals, on January 12; and from the Turkish charg� in Kuibyshev, on relations between the U.S., France and the Soviet Union, and their differences in planning for the post-war period, on January 11.

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