2306

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2306
Date 27 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: a BONIFACE report for the Deputy Prime Minister (PM); a BONIFACE report for Mr Loxley; a BONIFACE report from the Code and Cypher School (CSS) to the PM via Hut 3; on Southern Europe: that a change in the Allied situation has permitted cargo and tank lighters to sail without an escort along the west coast of Italy, on December 25; of the fuel supply in the Adriatic being hampered by a breakdown in tankers and tugs, with sabotage and desertion by crews increasing, on December 24; and of the results of an Allied raid on Pisa, on December 25; from the Japanese minister in Madrid, describing the morale of the Germans in the face of Berlin being bombed and that Ribbentrop had reported that close contact would be maintained with the Japanese, on December 21; and from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, noting a German appeal not to provoke war with Portugal, on December 21.

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i Front Cover 27 December 1943 Download PDF (149 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 27 December 1943 Download PDF (2.16 MB)
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