1871

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1871
Date 23 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 Southern Europe: a situation report on Sicily for July 21; on subordination of the flak forces defending the Straits of Messina, on July 23; that flak units on Sicily are to send to mainland men with families to support them, and receive replacements in exchange, on July 20; the 2nd Air Fleet's situation report, for July 22; that German Air Force (GAF) reconnaissance aircraft revealed a tank battle south of Palermo, on July 22; that the German naval authorities are preparing to evacuate Palermo, on July 22; that an attack on Allied parachutists in Sardinia is intended for July 23; and that Fliegerfuehrer Sardinia was allotted by Fieldmarshal Richtofen disciplinary powers of the Divisional Commander over the GAF in Sardinia and Corsica, on July 22; on South-east Europe: of the orders for an anti-guerilla operation to be carried out in central Crete, on July 12; and a situation report on all fronts for July 20, including an Allied landing attempt in northern Norway which was repulsed.

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i Front Cover 23 July 1943 Download PDF (271 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 23 July 1943 Download PDF (5.91 MB)
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