2824

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2824
Date 22 May 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 contains a message from C to the Prime Minister (PM); and the following reports on Italy: battle reports from the 65th Infantry Division; 3rd Panzer Grenadier Division; 76th Panzer Corps; 715th infantry Division; 15th Panzer Grenadier Division; and 29th Panzer Grenadier Division for May 22; that the intentions of the 29th Panzer Division for May 22 are to hold the main defence line and to clean up a penetration in the central sector; and battle reports for May 22 from the Boehlke Group; 44th Infantry Division; 5th Mountain Division; 51st Mountain Corps; and 90th Panzer Grenadier Division; Naval Headlines, covering the Dragoner U-boat Group being ordered to take up positions in the operational area even if sighted, and that two more U-boats left Brest for the operational area of the group, on May 22; and that the old Japanese battleships Hyuga and Ise are believed to have been converted into aircraft carriers, probably to join the new 4th Carrier Squadron; and the Japanese ambassador in Berlin passes on comments from the German Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs on the war situation, on Eden's recent visit to Moscow, on the prospects for a Second Front and its probable location, and on relations between Spain and Germany, on May 23.

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i Front Cover 22 May 1944 Download PDF (419 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 22 May 1944 Download PDF (2.67 MB)
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