1658

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1658
Date 2 May 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 Italians plan to sail 8 steamships to Tunisia during the first 10 days of May; that the Italian Naval Command at Bizerta asks the HQ in Rome whether it could use local Italian and German resources to meet requests to reinforce the northern Tunisian Front, on May 1; of 2 German Air Force (GAF) fighter groups totalling some 60 aircraft being withdrawn from Tunisia to Sicily, on May 1; and that the personnel of the Hermann Goering Division, who were sent to Tunis by a destroyer, from which they were evacuated after an Allied attack and then returned to Italy by a hospital ship, must return immediately to Tunis without being given any special leave, on May 1.

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i Front Cover 2 May 1943 Download PDF (256 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 2 May 1943 Download PDF (1.98 MB)
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