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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/239
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Germany, Holland, Italy, Libya, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Sicily
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 on North Africa: that the German Air Force (GAF) need more aircraft during battle on November 20; that elements of a GAF fighter unit are in Italy on November 20; of GAF air operations on November 20; that the Commander in Chief of the GAF orders the immediate transfer of a Jg27 unit from Germany; a GAF report of interrogation of RAF PoWs, who transported sabotage teams, on November 20; that GAF Romania is to send trucks with bombs to Sicily on November 20; on North Africa, of a GAF request for aircraft to transport vital supplies to Africa; and of re-dispositions of the GAF 5th Air Corps unit from north Norway in November-December.

Keywords

Desert War, German air force, troop movements, transportation, strafing, aerial attacks, Royal Air Force, interrogation, prisoners of war, high-explosive bombs, supply problems, military shortages

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