1844

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1844
Date 17 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 contains the following messages: from C to the Prime Minister (PM) suggesting that no action should be taken on a possible Portuguese agent; from the PM to C asking for action to be taken on a Portuguese traitor, on July 11 (see the Japanese telegrams below); from the Japanese minister in Lisbon, forwarding information from a Portuguese police commissioner on the British request to Salazar for the Azores, on July 3 and 5; and from the Japanese minister in Madrid, on the U.K.'s desire for the Azores, on July 5. This file also includes the following reports on South-east Europe: of the German Air Force's (GAF's) intentions for the night of July 5-6; that damage to railways in Yugoslavia necessitates the allocation of GAF transport aircraft, on June 29; and that the Axis expect an Allied landing in Greece, on July 2; on South Europe: that the Axis are only to destroy water supplies where there is no Italian civil population, on July 4; that Kesselring warns of the transfer of a specially trained harassing air unit to North Africa, on July 3; that the GAF in Sardinia is unable to re-fuel its long-range bombers, on July 3; and of the GAF's orders for July 6; German intelligence in Lisbon reports to Berlin on Allied invasion plans, on July 2; from the Spanish ambassador in London, that U.S. Catholic bishops have asked Churchill to avoid bombing Rome, on July 2; and from the Spanish Foreign Minister and ambassador in London, on Anglo-Spanish relations, on July 5.

Document Title Date
i Front Cover 17 July 1943 Download PDF (267 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 17 July 1943 Download PDF (6.15 MB)
Cookies Notification

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.

Accept