2661

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2661
Date 25 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 Italy: the 14th Corps' report for March 24, stating that Allied attacks on the north and eastern sections were repulsed; a report from the 114th Jaeger Division in the Salmona area of Allied air activity; and a report from the Commander in Chief (CinC) for the South West, Army Group C, on the state of the training of two Divisions being set up in Italy - the 92nd Division on the West Coast, and the 278th Division in Rimini; a general naval situation report for March 19 covering Norway, the Channel Coast, and the Mediterranean; that the last effective shipyard in Viareggio was destroyed in a fighter-bomber attack; that in the Adriatic two Siebel ferries were the total losses as a result of a fighter-bomber attack off Hvar; on Eastern Europe: the General Traffic Directorate in Warsaw reports the coal situation in Transnistria to be very grave, with the running of the railways endangered; on Hungary: that the transfer of German troops to Hungary is taking place under the codeword MARGARETHE/TOLLGATE; that a special German naval detachment 111 is being held in readiness to take over the Hungarian Danube Flotilla; and of the German Air Force's (GAF's) organisation and subordination in Hungary, as of March 23.

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i Front Cover 25 March 1944 Download PDF (433 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 25 March 1944 Download PDF (4.41 MB)
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