1909

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1909
Date 2 August 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: of the Leghorn harbour situation on August 1, detailing a lack of fuel and a shortage of lorry space, and the arrival of the hospital ship Aquileia; on the Sicily ground situation on August 1, noting the Allies are pressing from the south and south-west; and of an Allied air raid on Pratica, on July 30; on South-east Europe: that the German Air Force (GAF) are unable to occupy Gruda airfield for a lack of military support, on August 1; from the Greek ambassador in Ankara, describing a meeting between the Turkish and new Italian Foreign Ministers, on July 28; and from the German ambassador in Madrid, relating Spanish reactions to the change in the Italian government, on July 29.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 2 August 1943 Download PDF (3.63 MB)
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