File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1899
Date 30 July 1943
Government Department Government Code and Cypher School
File Accession Date 1993


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 Sicily situation report for July 29 from the 14th Panzer Corps which is withdrawing to straighten the line, including that the Allies are fighting in Agira; a situation report from the 2nd Air Fleet, on Punto Stilo being shelled by an Allied Naval force, Allied air raids on Naples and supply traffic in the Gulf of Messina; that rail transport from Germany to Italy is prohibited, as at July 29; that motorised troops and supplies are to move into Italy from the Innsbruck area by road to avoid congestion, with a refuelling depot to be established at Innsbruck; that the first supply trains have arrived at the Northern Italy Supply Base; that the PoW camp at Foggia is to be evacuated to accommodate 700 workers in the Todt organisation, on July 28; of the supply ship Chateau Yquem being torpedoed off the North Italian coast, while the escort claims the destruction of an Allied submarine, on July 27; that the troop ships Donizetti and Elsi, escorted by the Calatafimi, Crispi and Drache are to leave Piraeus for Rhodes, on July 30; Kesselring's appreciation of the situation in Sicily, on July 22; of instructions to the 14th Panzer Corps, within the framework of the Italian 6th Army, to hold North eastern Sicily and the Straits of Messina Fortress area, on July 22; and that a German Air Force (GAF) Signals Training Regiment is required to furnish a report of airmen who have been trained as railway workers, on July 27; and on the Balkans: a situation report for July 25, describing Allied air raids on Crete and the Central Peloponnese and on a German convoy north west of Rhodes; and on guerrilla and sabotage activity in Serbia and Croatia.

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