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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/657
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Crete, Gibraltar, Italy, Libya, Malaya, Norway, Sicily
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Hermann Göring, Leslie Hollis

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: Naval Headlines, that the Italian cruiser Trento was torpedoed and set on fire on June 15; on North Africa: a report for June 16; and on the intentions of the Africa Corps for June 17; and a German naval report for all areas for June 16.

Keywords

military situation reports, Desert War, German army, captured settlements, sabotage, commando raids, Italian navy, shipping losses, assessing enemy strength, British army, siege of Tobruk, tanks, casualties, German strategy, aerial attacks on ships, torpedo boats, naval operations

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