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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/417
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Greece, 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 on North Africa: a German Air Force (GAF) report for March 15 and their intentions for March 16 (support for an Africa Corps special operation); on GAF difficulties during a British air attack on Martuba, and the need for Freya radar, on March 15; on a GAF query whether a paratroop unit is to be flown to Derna, on March 15; and on the Mediterranean: the GAF are to receive aircraft torpedoes from the Black Sea area, from March 15.

Keywords

German army, operations planning, special operations, aerial attacks on ships, military supplies, armaments, anti-aircraft defence, airfields, troop movements, German airborne troops

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