1684

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1684
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: Naval Headlines of May 5, covering that Admiral Penna, the Italian FOIC in Tunisia, departed Kelibia on board the hospital ship Aquileia, and that the remaining Italian communications personnel and some officers left aboard the hospital ship Laurana; that the German Naval Command in Tunisia is expected to be in contact with the Allies in two hours at 10:00 on May 10; and that the German naval authorities in Greece proposed manning an armed auxiliary sailing vessel with Germans in civilian clothes and flying the Greek flag; on the Mediterranean: of German Air Force (GAF) arrangements for an air drop of supplies in Tunis, on May 10; of serious damage being caused in an Allied air raid on Palermo, with the supply situation being jeopardised, on May 10; and on the construction of blast bays in airfields in southern Italy being held up for a lack of materials on May 9. This file also contains summaries of diplomatic messages for the attention of the Prime Minister (PM): from the Turkish military attach� in Kuibyshev, reporting on Soviet preparations for the summer campaign, on May 1; and the Chinese minister in Berne, reporting on Russian aims, does not exclude the possibility of cooperation between Japan and Russia, on May 4.

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