2950

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2950
Date 15 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 West Europe: a report from the 7th Army of enemy gains, on June 13; that a German Air Force (GAF) fighter unit is down to 16 aircraft with 7 of these being serviceable, on June 12; that Jodl orders that personnel combed out from the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) West's sphere of command are to be used for strengthening the coastal front, on June 6; that in the Carentan area the Germans on the River Douve were thrown back, with a counter-attack impossible because of forces' slowness in moving up, on June 13; and that GAF columns not required in the north of the Cherbourg Peninsula are to be withdrawn, on June 13; and from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, passing on an optimistic German view of the Normandy landings, saying that Germany is to finish the enemy off at a blow after allowing as many as possible to land, on June 11.

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