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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1700
Date 22 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 Brigadier LRC Hollis for the Prime Minister (PM); a BONIFACE summary; and the following reports on the Mediterranean: that the German Navy orders increased vigilance in Rhodes and Leros, on May 19-20; that Kesselring orders measures to improve aircraft serviceability, on May 20; of the German Air Force (GAF) at Grosseto's losses in an air raid, on May 20; of an Allied air attack on GAF Trapani, on May 19; that Hitler orders the GAF to use air bombs against Allied bombers, on May 19; on GAF cooperation with ground forces in the event of Allied landings on Sicily or Sardinia, on May 20; that the German secret service expect Allied landings on Sardinia, Corsica and France, from June 1-5; and on indications of a move of the 1st Panzer Division from France to Greece, on May 20. This file also contains a message from the Code and Cypher School (CSS) to Washington for the PM, on May 22, including the following reports: from the Japanese minister in Shanghai, on the Chinese military and economic situation, on May 17; for the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) in the Mediterranean, that Laval is to order the scuttling of the French fleet, on May 22; that Admiral Duquesne was ordered to scuttle the French fleet, on May 22; and a message from Admiral Duquesne, on May 21; a further message from the CSS to Washington for the PM, on May 22: that Laval has ordered Admiral Duquesne to scuttle his ships; and lastly from the CSS to Washington for the PM, on May 22: a Japanese diplomatic telegram from Shanghai; and that Admiral Duquesne is to take his fleet to a French West African port, on May 21. This file also contains a message from the PM to General Alexander, on May 22, saying that he is looking forward to his visit to North Africa.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 22 May 1943 Download PDF (9.76 MB)
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