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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/377
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe
Countries Italy, Libya
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Erwin Rommel

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 messages: an Italian Air Force report on operations and intentions in North Africa, on January 27; with the Prime Minister's (PM's) query; and the reply of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS). This file does not include a summary of naval messages 100652 and 100670.

Keywords

armaments, military supplies, German air force, military operations, military situation reports, predicting enemy intentions, geographic intelligence, Axis strategy, Italian navy, Italian army, battles, aircraft, Italian air force, reconnaissance aircraft, aerial reconnaissance, strategy, airfields, air warfare

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