1683

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1683
Date 11 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 the Mediterranean: the German Naval Authority at Hammamet reports that guns have been blown up, and Grombalia has been taken, on May 10; the Ground Officer Commanding (GOC) Franz of the 19th Flak Division reports that Allied tanks have broken through south-west of Soliman, on May 10; on a proposal that an attempt be made to evacuate troops from Cape Bon lighthouse landing stage on the night of May 11-12 if the weather improved; of arrangements for an airdrop of supplies on Cape Bon Peninsula, on May 9; that Pantalleria airfield was given up and completely destroyed; that Cape Bon Peninsula was permanently blockaded by Allied air and sea forces, on May 10; of supply traffic to Africa being suspended, on May 10; and that two L-boats carrying naval and army personnel attempting to break through to Marsala request fighter protection, on May 10; and on the Russian Front: a day report for May 8 from the 17th Army, stating that a continuation of the Soviet attack along the whole front of the 44th Army Corps is expected; and that the 9th Infantry Division has been weakened by heavy losses.

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