Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/666
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Denmark, Gibraltar, Iceland
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Erwin Rommel


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 the locations of Italian divisions, as of June 25; that the Panzer battle headquarters are located south east of Sidi Barrani, on June 25; of RAF bombing attacks on the 15th Panzer Division, on June 25; on the location of the Panzer Army's battle headquarters, on June 25; that Kesselring is due to arrive in the Sidi Barrani area, on June 25; that the chief of staff of the Italian armed forces is due at Panzer Army headquarters, on June 25; that reports were to be dropped near Gania aerodrome, on June 26; that Rommel is to hold a conference with Kesselring and Cavallero on June 26; and on the location of the German Air Force's (GAF) battle headquarters, on June 25; on the Russian Front: a GAF report that the Soviets are dropping explosive first-aid kits; and Naval Headlines for June 26, covering German and Italian activity; 1122/T9 was returned to the Prime Minister (PM) under C/9871.


troop movements, Italian army, Desert War, military organisation, aerial attacks, Royal Air Force, German army, conferences, military commanders, Axis powers, aerial reconnaissance, Soviet air force, secret weapons, naval intelligence, German U-boats, Italian navy, shipping, fuel

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