1538

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1538
Date 30 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: of a German reconnaissance unit being very short of ammunition, on March 28; and that the German Navy requires vehicles for the withdrawal of material from Sousse and Sfax, on March 28; Naval Headlines, covering U-boat operations against Atlantic convoys; and convoys bound for North Africa; from the Greek representative in Ankara, relaying Turkish information on disaffection in Italy, on March 27; the Japanese ambassador in Kuibyshev warns against the view that Japan would have an easy victory after a German-Soviet rapprochement, on March 18; from the Japanese acting ambassador in Rome, that Mussolini's visit to Hitler has been postponed because of the events in Tunisia, on March 23; from the Japanese minister in Sofia, giving Axis views on possible locations of a second front, and that the Balkans is being heavily defended, on March 26; and from the Turkish ambassador in London, relating the views of the Spanish ambassador on the war, on March 27.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 30 March 1943 Download PDF (4.74 MB)
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