1961

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1961
Date 24 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: a BONIFACE summary from Brigadier Hollis for the Prime Minister (PM); and a SUNSET intelligence report; on South Europe: that the Italian 4th Army is to withdraw from France, with the Italian forces in Toulon to come under German command, from August 24; and that the German secret service is to target Italy, on August 19. This file also includes the following correspondence: a telegram from Washington to the Code and Cypher School (CSS); and a reply concerning the service of BJ diplomatic reports to the PM in Washington; from the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the minister in Washington, stating a concern that the Allies are not reaching an understanding with the new Italian regime, on August 20; and from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, noting German unease concerning the Italian situation, on August 21.

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i Front Cover 24 August 1943 Download PDF (273 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 24 August 1943 Download PDF (3.72 MB)
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