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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1522
Date 27 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: a German Air Force (GAF) at Tunis situation report, on March 26; GAF Tunis reports sightings of motor transport behind the southern Tunisian Front, on March 26; of instructions issued by GAF Tunis regarding measures to be taken in the event of the landing of Allied parachutists, on March 26; that ME 210 aircraft are to transfer to Sfax at dawn on March 27 to attack ground targets, on March 26; GAF Tunis reports the sighting of 5000 Allied motor transport vehicles, on March 26; that the Panzer Grenadier Regiment Africa is to move; that GAF Tunis is to make a battle reconnaissance of the central Tunisian area on March 27; a German Africa Corps situation report for March 26; of Allied penetration on the southern Tunisian Front, on March 26; that Allied motorised and camel troops are reported north of Shott, and that the area is to be secured by the 164th Division, on March 26; on the tank holdings of the 10th and 15th Panzer Divisions, on March 26; the Chief of Staff (COS) of the 1st Army's situation report, for March 26; that according to Army Group Africa the Allies are preparing for the use of gas, on March 26; and that 360 tons of supply goods are to be flown to Tunis on March 27; on the Russian Front: of orders for the GAF in southern Russia to operate against railway targets; and from the Japanese acting ambassador in Rome, on the war situation, as of March 23.

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