1439

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1439
Date 7 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 North Africa: the German Air Force (GAF) at Tunis report a withdrawal going according to plan, on March 7; a GAF Tunis report on the movements of the Italian 1st Army going according to plan, on March 7; Army Group Africa reports the halting of an attack by superior artillery, and calls for the bringing up of fuel; that Army Group Africa is to report details of Tiger tank losses, on March 6; that Army Group Africa was informed of the despatch of tank and gun reinforcements from Tunis, on March 4; and that elements of Africa Division 999 are to be sent to Africa on March 12-15; on Sardinia: that the GAF was ordered to take precautions against airfield attacks, in view of an approaching convoy, on March 7; and that the GAF was informed of the entry of an Allied convoy into the Mediterranean, on March 7; and on the Southern Russian Front: that the GAF supported an attack by the 4th Panzer Army and a defensive battle on Mius, on March 6.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 7 March 1943 Download PDF (5.52 MB)
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