1565

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1565
Date 5 April 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: that the 10th Panzer Division expect a large-scale battle on April 4; the 10th Panzer Division's tank return, for April 4; that the expected attack has not yet materialised, on April 4; and that the Germans do not expect an attack by the 8th Army until there are more favourable moon conditions, on April 4; on the Mediterranean: that the German Air Force (GAF) at Sardinia is to speed up its construction of blast bays, on April 4; Naval Headlines; from the Spanish Foreign Minister, a briefing to the ambassador in London for his lunch with Churchill, on April 3 (see 2837); on GAF reconnaissance of Scapa Flow, on March 23, with a comment from the Prime Minister (PM) to the First Sea Lord (1SL); and the 1SL's reply, on April 4.

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i Front Cover 5 April 1943 Download PDF (320 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 5 April 1943 Download PDF (6.36 MB)
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