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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1326
Date 22 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: of Hitler's orders to Rommel to hold up the Allied advance despite the strained supply position, on January 18; a Panzer Army day report for January 19, confirming that an Allied attack south of Tarhuna was held up, a further attack expected is later, and the German fuel situation is critical; and that fuel due to be unloaded at Zuara is to be sent back to Sfax asap, on January 20; on the Mediterranean: a report of a German Air Force (GAF) attack on a convoy off the Algerian coast, on January 20; on the Russian Front: a GAF Group Caucasus report for January 20; that Soviet forces are advancing within 20 miles of Armavir on January 20; a 4th Air fleet report for January 20, stating that Soviet forces are 6 miles south of Rostov; and of General Richthofen's orders for January 21; from the Japanese minister in Sofia, on German policy towards Turkey as of January 21; and from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, on Arab and White Russian distrust of German intentions, on January 15.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 22 January 1943 Download PDF (8.65 MB)
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