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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2092
Date 8 October 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: a report from the 10th Army for October 7, detailing hard fighting on the Southern Volturno; that the Hermann Goering Division and the 76th Corps are under increased Allied pressure; that the 16th Division is making slow progress; and that the 26th Panzer Division is facing an Allied spearhead; German Air Force (GAF) reconnaissance reports on the Dodecanese, the Aegean and the Peloponnese, describing air attacks on an Allied naval force; and of a signal from the 10th Air Corps relating to operation LEOPARD/TRAGIC, which is unidentified but possibly similar to operation EISBAER against Cos, on October 8; Naval Headlines, covering the 18-strong Rossbach Group of U-boats being ordered to occupy a new reconnaissance line in the Atlantic; that Ancona harbour is to be blocked by scuttling the Bice and Luigi Martini and the yacht Savoia; and that the Soviet destroyer leader the Kharkov and two others were sunk by Stukas south east of Feodosia; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, on interviews with Ribbentrop and Hitler, and their respective views on the war in light of the Italian defection, on October 4; and from the Irish minister in Rome: on an appointment to the Fascist Republican Government, and Cavallero's death following his refusal to become Minister of War, on October 4.

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i Front Cover 8 October 1943 Download PDF (232 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 8 October 1943 Download PDF (4.57 MB)
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