1703

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1703
Date 24 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 Miss Pettigrew for the Prime Minister (PM); and the following correspondence: from the Italian minister in Kabul, giving Afghan views of Indian opinion, as of April 16; from the Italian Legation in Lisbon, on the Churchill-Roosevelt talks in Washington, on May 13; from the Italian ambassador in Tokyo, giving Japanese views on the war in Europe, on May 19; the Japanese minister in Lisbon minimises the Allied successes in Tunisia, and details Portuguese future policy, on May 18; the Japanese minister in Madrid describes a conversation with the Spanish ambassador to Washington on Japanese interests in the U.S., on May 18; from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, on U.S. internal affairs and the Anglo-U.S. failure to persuade the Soviets to declare war on Japan, on May 19; from the Brazilian ambassador in London, that Churchill is to visit the Middle East after Washington, on May 19; from the Turkish ambassador in Rome, noting the Italian reaction to the loss of Tunisia, on May 20; from the Turkish Foreign Ministry, that the U.S. is concerned to get the Soviet Union into the war against Japan, on May 20; and from the Turkish ambassador in Rome, on German anxiety that the Allies may desire passage through Turkey, on May 21.

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i Front Cover 24 May 1943 Download PDF (275 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 24 May 1943 Download PDF (5.95 MB)
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