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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1339
Date 30 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 correspondence: a message for the Prime Minister (PM); from the Chilean ambassador in London, on the Allied chiefs' meeting in Casablanca; and on the appointment of the Supreme Commander over Allied military operations in Africa and Europe, on January 26; from the Brazilian ambassador in London, on the meeting between Churchill and Roosevelt in Casablanca; and on an agreement between De Gaulle and Giraud, on January 27; from the Spanish charg� in London, on the British reaction to the Casablanca meeting; and that Churchill is to meet Smuts and Wavell in Khartoum, on January 27. This file also includes details of the arrangements made for communications for the Adana Conference for the service to the PM, on January 29; and a summary from C of various intelligence items including Marshal Antonescu's interview with Hitler as told to the Turkish ambassador in Bucharest, detailing Hitler's fear of Russia and Romania's request for arms in exchange for oil; the Japanese ambassador's meeting with Hitler, describing the latter's optimism, and an offer to help Japan by loaning submarines of the latest types, urging their increased use against America, with a strong hint to attack Russia to preempt the use of Siberia as an American base; that oil from new oil fields at Vienna and in Hungary is saving Germany; and a forecast that Japan will be in a critical position within a few months through increasing losses in ships and aircraft, on January 28.

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i Front Cover 30 January 1943 Download PDF (374 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 30 January 1943 Download PDF (3.18 MB)
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