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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/169
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, South Asia
Countries China, Egypt, England, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin

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 the Moscow Front: a 12th Flak Division situation report, for October 24; of German Air Force (GAF) operation orders for October 25; on the Southern Russian Front: the 1st Panzer Army's intentions on October 25; and a 1st Panzer Army report from October 25; on the Russian Front: a situation report, for October 25; on the Southern Russian Front: GAF operation orders for October 25; on the Mediterranean: that the GAF is to use the transmitted for propaganda in English: 372T9 not included (to Assistant Chief of Air Staff Intelligence [ACASI] under 7902), on GAF bomb and ammunition supplies for Africa; on North Africa: the GAF fuel return on October 25; on the Mediterranean: mines are being shipped for the GAF on October 26; on Africa: describing low fuel stocks and the lack of shipping, from October 25; and from the Japanese ambassador in Rome on Italian disappointment at Japan's failure to make war on the Soviet Union.

Keywords

military situation reports, Operation Barbarossa, Red Army, defence, military organisation, German air force, adverse weather conditions, transportation, propaganda, military supplies, Desert War, shipping losses, diplomatic intelligence, threat of war with Japan, invasion of the Soviet Union

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