1483

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1483
Date 19 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 Mediterranean: that the Germans are preparing for the defence of Sardinia, on March 17; on the Russian Front: of German successes in the Belgorod and Kharkov areas; and of Soviet air attacks in the Novorossiysk and Crimean areas, on March 18; from the Turkish ambassador in Rome, a report of March 15 with additional information on Ribbentrop's visit to Rome; on signs of friction between Germany and Italy; on the Italians' refusal to send more men to the Russian Front or civilians to support the war effort in Germany; and sounding out Germany on a rapprochement with the Allies.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 19 March 1943 Download PDF (3.20 MB)
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