1962

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1962
Date 25 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 Chief of General Staff expects Allied landings in southern Italy, on August 25; that congestion within Germany of supply trains for Italy is being sorted out, on August 23; and the German secret service in Bari report that the Italians see no reason to continue the war, on August 24. This file also includes the following correspondence: a telegram from the Code and Cypher School (CSS) to Washington concerning the service to the PM, on August 26; from the Japanese minister to the Vatican, on Vatican apprehension concerning Allied plans for post-war Germany and Italy, on August 4; on the German ambassador's views on the Quebec Conference and the Allied attitude towards Italy, on August 21; from the Japanese ambassador in Istanbul, that Turkey is maintaining its neutrality despite British pressure, on August 21; from the Japanese ambassador in Vichy, noting the growth of the Communist Party within France, on August 21; from the Foreign Minister in Tokyo, to the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, a request for detailed information on a revival of the Germans' war potential, on August 21; and from the Portuguese minister in Berlin, on U.K.-U.S. attitudes towards the Soviet Union and Germany, on August 23.

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i Front Cover 25 August 1943 Download PDF (278 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 25 August 1943 Download PDF (6.66 MB)
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