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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/424
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe
Countries Italy, Russia
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 German Air Force (GAF) are to report to Kesselring on aircraft fuel and lubricant received from Tunis, on March 17; on GAF operations, reconnaissance and intentions for March 17-18; and on claims of successful local action by the German African Corps; and on the Russian Front: evidence that the GAF 5th Air Corps is on the Central Front and has not moved to Brussels, from March 18.

Keywords

military supplies, fuel, military operations, Desert War, German army, troop movements, German air force

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