1989

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1989
Date 8 September 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: an evening report for September 6, noting that the Allies are in occupation of Gioia Tauro, that Allied concentrations are in the area of Capo Barbi, and that the weather is unfavourable for air activity; of the Allies occupying a village north west of Citta Nova, on September 6; of rail tracks being cut by Allied bombing; of German motor transport passing through Catanzaro being fired on by Italian soldiers, on September 5; an operational report from the 2nd Air Fleet for September 6 enumerating its own and Allied sorties and listing its own and Allied losses; the 14th Panzer Corps reports violent Allied low-level and bomber attacks on the area of the mouth of the Volturno since September 4; that a troop convoy from Spezia intended for Sardinia is expected in Bastia on September 7; that an HQ and some aircraft from a ground attack unit are to transfer from Italy to Northern France, on September 6; on the Italian Admiralty's instructions for the transfer from Toulon of French vessels suitable for refitting, on September 6; a German Intelligence Service report on the disaffection of Italian troops, on September 6; of instructions from Himmler's SS-Gestapo HQ, in Berlin, relaying Hitler's interest in a report of Badoglio's alleged preference for the English landing over a German march in, on September 6; and of a Japanese conversation between Berlin and Tokyo on the progress of the fighting in Italy, with Tokyo seeking more information, and Berlin giving a report of an Allied air raid, on September 5.

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