Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/991
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries France, Italy, Tunisia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges


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 North Africa: that the Panzer Army is grateful for the expected reinforcement of the Italian divisions by October 16; Naval Headlines, covering Mediterranean shipping; and a message from the Saudi Arabian minister in Vichy, noting that the French force of the Bey of Tunis is to abdicate, on October 18.


military strength, Italian army, Desert War, naval intelligence, aerial attacks on ships, Italian navy, shipping losses, Vichy regime, French foreign policy

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