1661

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1661
Date 3 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 contains a message from C to the Prime Minister (PM); and the following reports on North Africa: that the supply ships Belluno, Carbonello and Campo Basso are expected in Tunis, on May 3; a morning report from Army Group Africa for May 1, stating that Allied forces broke through to the line from Kef Touro-Kef En Nsour (6 km west of Garaet Achkel); and that landing craft required for Bizerta are to be sent as soon as the weather permits, on May 3; Naval Headlines, covering the German Army's request for tankers to be sent to Bizerta; that the Italian Naval authorities in Bizerta, anticipating Bizerta becoming unusable in the near future, requested at least four landing craft to evacuate their personnel; and that before Bizerta is evacuated all German E-boats are to return to Sicily; the Portuguese ambassador in Rio de Janeiro comments on local opinion of a Russian-Polish incident, on April 29; the Portuguese minister in Stockholm gives the Swedish view of the Russian-Polish incident, on April 29; and Ankara repeats a report from Moscow on Russian negotiations with Germany through the Japanese, on April 29.

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i Front Cover 3 May 1943 Download PDF (257 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 3 May 1943 Download PDF (3.81 MB)
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