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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1916
Date 4 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: an Italian intelligence report on sightings of Allied activity in north-east Sicily, on August 3; on Southern Europe: a German naval situation report for August 3, describing heavy Allied losses in the northern and central sectors of Sicily, and that an Axis withdrawal is intended; and that two Italian cruisers are to leave Taranto on August 3 for mine-laying operations on August 4; on South-east Europe: a German Air Force (GAF) Command in the South-east situation report including that production has been stopped in two oil refineries in the Ploesti area, on August 2; GAF Command South-east reports 39 Allied aircraft were shot down in the Ploesti raid, on August 3; that the occupation and development of Albanian airfields are proceeding according to plan, on August 3; and that a German parachute school in Yugoslavia was unable to carry out its training programme, on August 3.

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i Front Cover 4 August 1943 Download PDF (283 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 4 August 1943 Download PDF (5.98 MB)
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