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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/397
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe
Countries Italy
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: intelligence on German Air Force (GAF) plans for fighters to operate in North Africa with long-range tanks from March 7; a GAF report on reconnaissance and intentions to attack on Suez on the night of March 9-10; intelligence on a GAF transfer of bombers in the Mediterranean to Catania on March 8; and a report that the German 51st Corps had been driven back on the Russian Front, from March 8.

Keywords

German air force, oil, equipment, aircraft, air raids, operations planning, bombing, convoys, shipping, Suez Canal, photographic reconnaissance, aerial reconnaissance, ports, military operations, airfields, Red Army, Eastern Front, military situation reports, battles

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