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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/421
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 on North Africa: on a German Air Force (GAF) shortage of motorised transport fuel, on March 16; a GAF reconnaissance and operations report for March 17; and that the GAF completed the supplying of Gialo on March 17; and on the Russian Front: a German report of Soviet preparations to attack on March 16; and a 46th Panzer Corps report on Russian attacks on March 16.

Keywords

military shortages, fuel, aerial attacks, German air force, Desert War, aerial reconnaissance, predicting enemy intentions, Soviet strategy, military situation reports

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