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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1333
Date 28 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: that Italian troops from Tripoli previously subordinated to the Panzer Army, are to be combined in a Sahara Group under Mannerini, on January 26; that because of the postponement of landing ship convoys, the Panzer Army under Rommel is to attempt to hold on to Zuara on January 28; that the 90th Light Division was ordered to hold Zuara until early on January 29; a German Air Force (GAF) report for January 27, that the Allies are advancing along the coastal road west of Sabratha, with a few armoured cars near Giado and Gasr Buhad; of Kesselring's orders for GAF support of Rommel's delaying actions forward of the Mareth position, on January 27; that the 21st Panzer Division assembled in the Final Area, on the evening of January 26; of Calvi's intention to take El Guetar in the next few days; that the Germans consider that Gafsa could be taken with armour and artillery, on January 27; a 5th Panzer Army situation report for January 26: that the 21st Panzer Division has arrived in the area west of Sfax; of lively Allied activity near Medjez El Bab; and an appreciation of Allied intentions; a German intelligence situation report for January 25: on the subordination of the 2nd American Army Corps; giving confirmation of the location of the French Division Algiers north-west and west of Pichon; and making claims of more than 3,000 Allied PoWs being taken in fighting south of Pont du Fahs; on the Russian Front: a report from the 4th Air Fleet on January 26, stating that the right wing of the 4th Panzer Army was confronted by two new Soviet divisions; and Naval Headlines, covering U-boat patrols in the North Atlantic, and convoys due in Bizerta.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 28 January 1943 Download PDF (12.61 MB)
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