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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1830
Date 13 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 Hermann Goering Division is going over to defence, on July 12; of Allied tanks moving out from Augusta, on July 13; of a German Air Force (GAF) Do217 bomber unit, fully trained in night flying, being subordinate to the 2nd Air Fleet, on July 12; of an indication that the 2nd Air Fleet has insufficient forces for air support on July 13; that a GAF fighter transferred from Sardinia to Sicily, on July 12; that German paratroops are to be dropped as reinforcements west of Catania, on July 12; that the Hermann Goering Division is withdrawing, with the Italian divisional HQ surrounded, on July 13; of an Allied raid on Reggio, resulting in GAF communications being destroyed, on July 12; that 14,000 men of the 26th Panzer Division and the HQ of the 14th Panzer Corps are en route to Reggio, on July 13; that a GAF unit is to move at once from San Pietro to Catania, on July 12; and that the Germans on Sicily seek artillery and anti-tank support, on July 13.

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i Front Cover 13 July 1943 Download PDF (269 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 13 July 1943 Download PDF (6.75 MB)
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