1434

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1434
Date 6 March 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 the Mediterranean: that the German Air Force (GAF) are to use Japanese tactics in their torpedo attacks on ships, on March 5; on North Africa: an Italian 1st Army estimate of Allied strength and forecasting an Allied victory in Tunisia in May, from March 4; on the location of the 15th Panzer Division, on March 6; and a GAF in Tunis report on ground forces locations, on March 6; on the Southern Russian Front: that the GAF destroyed Soviet attacks in the Sea of Azov; and that the Fuehrer has ordered an enquiry into a failure in duties at Kharkov, and the Ground Officer Commanding (GOC) the German Africa Corps is to report, on March 3; Naval Headlines, covering Axis convoys to North Africa; and that civilians are to be evacuated from Rhodes; from the Turkish ambassador in Rome, that the Germans are seeking Italian troops for the Russian Front, on February 25; from the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, on Australia's war situation, as of February 20; from the acting Japanese ambassador in Rome, describing an interview on the war situation with Ribbentrop during a visit to Mussolini, on February 28; and from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, relating an interview with von Papen; and Churchill's rejection of a separate peace with the Germans, on March 2.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 6 March 1943 Download PDF (7.51 MB)
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