2912

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2912
Date 8 June 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 South Europe: the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) for the Southwest's assessment of the losses suffered in the defensive battle of Italy, noting seven divisions are down to 10-15% of their original strength, on June 5; that defiles between the west coast and the Viterbo-Siena road are to be prepared for blocking on the Allied approach, on June 7; and that the HQ of the 51st Corps is to move to 60 miles northeast of Rome, on the night of June 6-7; Naval Headlines; from the Japanese ambassador in Vichy, that Marshal Petain tours bombed areas of northern France, on June 2; and on the Allied invasion of France, on June 6; from the Turkish ambassador in Vichy, detailing an interview with Petain, on June 2; from the Chilean ambassador in Madrid, regarding the Allied landing, on June 6; from the French delegate in Ankara to DiploFrance in Algiers, on the destruction of Berlin and Sofia, on June 5; from the Greek ambassador in Moscow to the Greek government in Cairo, describing the joyous Soviet reaction to the news of a second front, on June 6; and the Chief of the Air Staff's (CAS's) comment to the Prime Minister (PM) on T207/69 is not included, see 6707; on a strategy for air attacks on synthetic oil plants, on June 8 (not listed on the coversheet).

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