1849

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1849
Date 18 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: of the German Air Force's (GAF's) intentions for July 18; of the locations of two Italian divisions in Sicily, on July 15; that Germans are forbidden to take vehicles from Italian soldiers by force, on July 17; that GAF Ju52s are to drop parachute units in Sicily, on July 17; that the GAF is unable to use Foggia railway station, which was bombed, on July 17; that the staff of the 14th Panzer Corps is moving to a Battle HQ east of Randazzo, on July 17; that the Axis flank is to withdraw from the sea because of a naval bombardment, on July 15; that Brindisi is to report on measures for rendering port facilities unserviceable, on July 16; of an Allied naval force being sighted east of Catania, on July 17; that German anti-aircraft artillery claims hits on Allied naval vessels, on July 17; and of the German tank strength on Sardinia, on July 15; from the Japanese ambassador in Istanbul, forwarding German information on Allied plans in the Balkans, on July 15; and from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, relating an Italian ambassador's views on the Sicilian campaign, on July 14; and the German assessment of the war, on July 12.

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i Front Cover 18 July 1943 Download PDF (279 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 18 July 1943 Download PDF (7.66 MB)
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