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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1805
Date 8 July 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 South Europe: that the Italians estimate the Allies have the capability to ship 10 divisions, on July 7; that the German Air Force (GAF) sight an Allied naval force off Licata, and urge special vigilance, on July 7; that the Ground Officer Commanding (GOC) the Armed Forces in Sicily is to supply troops for the repair of GAF runways after Allied attacks, on July 7; that 9 British soldiers were captured on Sardinia, on July 7; and that GAF reconnaissance shows that Bizerta has shipping for three and a half landing divisions, on July 6; on South-east Europe: that the Germans are to begin building up stocks of armour-piercing ammunition in Greece, in view of the difficult transport situation, on July 2; on the Mediterranean: on GAF reconnaissance of Sfax harbour, on July 6; that GAF operational station command is to transfer from the southern Russian Front to Athens, on July 4; and that younger officers are to be used in operations against partisans, on July 3; and on North-west Europe: that the GAF are to conduct photo-reconnaissance of assembly areas for ships in Scotland and Iceland on July 8.

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i Front Cover 8 July 1943 Download PDF (275 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 8 July 1943 Download PDF (5.39 MB)
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