File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2879
Date 3 June 1944
Government Department Government Code and Cypher School
File Accession Date 1993


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: a German Air Force (GAF) situation report on the Italian campaign for June 2, reckoning there were some 1,550 Allied sorties and only 46 GAF flights; of the 334th Division being inserted into the main front; of fuel shortages impeding a move of the 90th Panzer Grenadier Division to Genazzano; of considerable losses being sustained by the 3rd Panzer Grenadier Division; that the Germans are aware of Allied parachute landings in the Avezzano depression during the evening of June 1, with other landings being expected, particularly around Rome; and of German naval losses north of Leghorn, on June 1; on Western Europe: on details of the additional anti-aircraft defences for ferries in the lower Seine where there was much congestion, on June 1; Naval Headlines - the lower half of page 1 of 2 has been torn off, the part being retained by the Prime Minister (PM); from the Japanese consul-general in Vienna, detailing the results of Allied daylight raids on the Wiener-Neustadt area of Vienna on May 27; from the Japanese consul in Marseilles, a report of May 28 on the results of an Allied daylight raid on Marseilles on May 27, and similar raids on Avignon and Nimes; from the French delegate in Ankara, a report of May 27 in French on Turkish views on Mr Churchill's speech; from the Japanese minister to the Vatican, on the Italian campaign, stating that the Allies are preparing to take Rome, that the GAF were impotent and that the Allies were dominating the skies, and that the Germans were expected to withdraw north at any time, on May 27; and from the Portuguese minister in Ankara, that Turkish communications with Bulgaria have been interrupted, suggesting a German occupation similar to that of Hungary, on June 1.

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