Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/672
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Italy, Libya, Sicily
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Comando Supremo, Government Code and Cypher School
People Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, 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 the Eastern Front: that Hitler is at Poltava, on June 26; on North Africa: on German preparations for, and an account of, the taking of Tobruk; of Rommel's celebratory address to the troops, on June 21; of Kesselring's and Rommel's operational plans for exploitation of the situation in Libya, which were submitted for approval, on June 21; on arrangements for sea borne supplies for the Panzer Army going via Bardia and Tobruk; and that Italian submarines are to transport fuel to Derna and Tobruk.


Nazi leadership, captured settlements, siege of Tobruk, Desert War, German strategy, military dispositions, German air force, transportation, military supplies, ports, submarines, Italian navy, aerial attacks, supply problems, shipping losses, effects of bombing, German army, tanks, casualties, military shortages, sabotage, airfields, commando raids

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