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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/663
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, Pacific
Countries Iceland, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People 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, covering German and Italian activity; on North Africa: of German Air Force (GAF) intentions for June 23; that Kesselring declares Sidi Barrani is free for bombing, on June 23; a Panzer Army report for June 23; that the Panzer Army is to attack on June 23; and that a landing flotilla at Benghazi requests fuel for a special operation, on June 20.

Keywords

operations planning, Desert War, special operations, British army, military dispositions, naval intelligence, military exercises, German navy, warships, German U-boats, geographic intelligence, Italian navy, military objectives, aerial attacks, German air force, bombing, military situation reports

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