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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/80
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Libya, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined

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: a German secret service report from Finland that seventy-five British transport aircraft had brought troops to Kandalaksha; a 5th Air Fleet request for information about the housing of aircraft on Finnish territory during the winter; a report that the 17th Army was attacking Kharkov, and that the 1st Panzer Group and the 6th Army were fighting strong Russian attempts to break their encirclement; a communiqu� from German Air Force (GAF) operational staff to the air attach� with a German general in Zagreb summarising Western and Eastern Front activities; and a description of a mine-laying operation, possibly between Thessaly and Leros, by the auxiliary minelayer Bulgaria.

Keywords

British army, transportation, aircraft, prisoners of war, interrogation, German air force, military situation reports, Operation Barbarossa, German army, Red Army, encirclement, air raids, mines, submarines, friendly fire, invasion of the Soviet Union

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