1369

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1369
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Mediterranean
Countries Not Defined
Document Type Signals Intelligence, Memoranda
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined

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 the Mediterranean: that French Admiral Godefroy is under instructions from Vichy to scuttle the French ships in Alexandria in case of its necessity; and an assessment by the Minister of State for the Prime Minister (PM) of Godefroy and the prospects for acquiring the ships.

Keywords

French navy, Vichy regime, treachery, contingency planning, demolitions, military commanders, deserters

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