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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/394
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Germany, Italy, Malta, Romania, Russia, 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 the Russian front: a German 6th Corps report of Soviet advances on March 5; a German 4th Army report of March 5 regarding withdrawal; part of a 6th Corps report of March 5 about the enemy's advance; a German Air Force (GAF) report of March 5 on the ground forces situation and the withdrawal; a 59th Corps report of March 5; a report on SS Division counter-attacks, on March 5; fragments of German ground forces reports for March 5; intelligence on the German 46th Corps' intentions on March 5; a report of the German 9th Corps on the situation being critical for the 53rd Infantry Division, on March 5; a German report of March 6 reporting the repulse of attacks; and a GAF 4th Air Fleet report on changes due to the strained transport situation, on March 6. This file also includes the following reports: on GAF operations and reconnaissance in North Africa on March 6; a report on the Tirpitz's course for a convoy on March 7; and a Naval Headlines report of March 7 on German and Italian activity.

Keywords

Red Army, military operations, military situation reports, battles, geographic intelligence, German withdrawal, tanks, military dispositions, German army, manpower, assessing enemy strength, Eastern Front, artillery, intelligence reports, transportation, airfields, German air force, aircraft, air raids, air warfare, equipment, Royal Air Force, oil, warships, German navy, convoys, coastal defence, torpedo boats

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