2298

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2298
Date 21 December 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 Germany: an abbreviated air situation report for December 20, noting Allied air raids on Innsbruck, that warehouses and engine sheds have been heavily hit, and that north - south traffic has been stopped; on Southern Europe: a report from the Admiral for the Adriatic for December 19; that Operation PENITENT 2 has been postponed by the 5th SS Mountain Corps for lack of air cover and life jackets; that attempted landings by partisans in the Omis area were beaten off by Ustachis; that although adequate shipping space is available to carry out PENITENT 2, the Commander of the 118th Jaeger Division refused without the replacement of a Siebel ferry; a 2nd Air Fleet ground report for December 20; of the 14th Panzer Corps anticipating a further Allied attack on the front of the right wing of the 29th Panzer Grenadier Division; that the 76th Panzer Corps repulsed weak attacks on the south and north wings; and that the front of the left wing is coming under Allied air attacks; and from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, describing a meeting with Ribbentrop; and discussions on, inter alia, the Moscow Conference and reactions to it, particularly Chungking's dissatisfaction; intelligence forecasts of either Casablanca or Tehran for the next meeting of the Allied leaders; comments on the progress of the war on the Eastern and Italian fronts; and Japan's victory at Bougainville, on November 30.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 21 December 1943 Download PDF (2.31 MB)
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