2686

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2686
Date 4 April 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 correspondence: a request by the Prime Minister (PM) to C for BONIFACE messages about the German defence forces on the Riviera coast, on April 3; from the Japanese military attach� in Vichy, on German anti-invasion preparations in France and the Low Countries, as explained by Runstedt's chief of staff, on February 17; forwarding information from General Blumentritt on the defence of southern France, on February 26; and that a large force of infantry and armour is in reserve in France under Rommel, on February 28; the Chief of the Imperial General Staff's (CIGS's) comments, on March 29; from the Japanese ambassador in Vichy, giving a German explanation of defence installations in the south of France, on April 1; and 6178, which was sent to General Eisenhower.

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