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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/610
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Gibraltar, Italy, Libya, Sicily
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: a German Air Force (GAF) Africa report for May 30 and their intentions for May 31; that Kesselring was informed by the Italian Navy that the British fleet in Alexandria is preparing for sea, on May 30; on an instruction to the 10th Air Corps to carry out an air search for Allied ships between Bardia and Tobruk, on May 30; and Naval Headlines.

Keywords

military situation reports, German air force, Desert War, Battle of Gazala, aerial attacks, operations planning, predicting enemy intentions, Royal Navy, naval bases, German U-boats, Arctic convoys, aerial attacks on ships, Royal Air Force, Italian navy, shipping

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