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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/404
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Italy, Ukraine
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 Germans fear a naval bombardment of Derna and Benghazi, on March 10; on the Mediterranean: the German Air Force (GAF) are to attack British naval forces, on March 11; and on the Russian Front: a GAF report of Soviet paratroop operations, for March 10; a report on German leave arrangements for March 23-May 3; and a German report on Soviet attacks in the Taganrog area on March 10.

Keywords

predicting enemy intentions, Royal Navy, ports, naval bombardment, Desert War, operations planning, aerial attacks on ships, Red Army, paratroopers, German army, invasion of the Soviet Union, rewards

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