2624

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2624
Date 15 March 1944
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: of the German Air Force's (GAF) excuses for its failure to meet the demands of the German Navy in the Adriatic, on March 8; Naval Headlines, which includes an item on German naval preparations to employ 'special weapons' against Allied shipping off the Nettuno beachhead; from the Chinese minister to the Vatican, an assessment of the Allied landings at Anzio and subsequent Allied plans to capture Rome, on February 22, relayed by Berne to Chungking on March 10; from the Irish minister in Berlin, describing a proposed Soviet-Finnish peace accord and the effects of Allied bombing raids on Berlin, on March 13; from the Turkish minister in Baghdad, a relay by Ankara on March 10 to the Turkish embassies in London, Moscow and Washington of a message from the Turkish representative in Baghdad detailing information from the Iraqis on how they saw the failure of recent Anglo/Turkish talks, that Britain considered Turkey had made excessive demands, and a Turkish reply to the Iraqis on the issue; and the Central Department's report No. 74 of March 14 quoting a German industrialist visiting Sweden on the effects of Allied bombing on German industry, and that he expected complete chaos in 4 to 5 months' time if the bombing were to continue on the same scale.

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