1668

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1668
Date 4 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: a general situation report from Berlin for May 4 including the withdrawal of the 17th Army to the planned Goten position on the Russian Front, and in Africa the withdrawal of the north wing of the west front to a new line from west of Bizerta-east of Mateur-south-west of Tebourba; on North Africa: of arrangements for closing down Bizerta, on May 4-5; of a request from the Hermann Goering Division for experienced officer replacements to cover heavy losses, on May 1; of the 5th Panzer Army's request for spares essential to the serviceability of Tiger tanks, on May 1; a serviceability report from the Air Corps at Tunis for May 4; and that the German Air Force (GAF) ordered twice daily air reconnaissances around Sardinia to seek Allied operations, on May 4; on the Mediterranean: of a convoy including the Carbonello sailing on May 4 with air cover; that German submarines at Spezia and Toulon are to be made ready to transport petrol, on May 5; a German Naval Command in Tunisia report of naval artillery being engaged with Allied tanks, on May 4; and that Panzer Grenadier regiments are being assembled in Sicily at Trapani and Palermo, on May 2.

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i Front Cover 4 May 1943 Download PDF (264 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 4 May 1943 Download PDF (7.05 MB)
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