1885

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1885
Date 27 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: that the 26th Panzer Division is regrouping in the Catanzaro area, on July 24; that Reggio and Leghorn are to send by ferry goods only, not motor transport or troops, on July 26; that the morale of the Italian forces in the Aegean has been lowered by the Allied landings in Sicily, on July 13; a situation report on Sicily for July 25, noting the Allies attacking with superior forces along the north coast; the 15th Panzer Division reports its tank losses, on July 21; of the 2nd Air Fleet's operational orders for July 27, to prevent Allied landings on the Sicilian and Calabrian coasts; that the German Commander in Chief (CinC) for the South-East assesses 60% to 70% of Allied shipping in the Mediterranean to be available for purposes other than the invasion of Sicily, on July 19; and that heavy bombers are to attack Allied landing attempts on the north coast of Sicily, on July 26; from the Argentinian minister in Berne, on the Italian Army's shortage of weapons, and the general demoralisation of the Italian populace, on July 22; from the Japanese minister in Berne, on correspondence between Franco and Don Juan, on July 21; from the Portuguese minister in Stockholm, noting the Swedish attitude to the air raid on Rome, and Swedish intentions to repudiate an agreement with Germany on the passage of German troops through Sweden, on July 22; and from the Turkish military attach� in Kuibyshev, on Soviet insistence on the necessity for a second front, on July 22.

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