Cipher message

Scope and Content

Cipher message no. A5/84080 from Auchinleck to Gen. P. Van Ryneveld, the South African Chief of the General Staff, thanking him for his co-operation and his offer to assist with guards up to the end of June; and announcing that 2,000 German prisoners will embark on 12 and 13 April for transfer to the Queen Elizabeth, that a further 2,000 will embark on 18 and 21 April, and that no German officers will be included. Typescript.