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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/690
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Not Defined
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Erwin Rommel

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 on North Africa: that the Panzer Army request an air strike, on July 2; that the Panzer Army request an urgent air strike on El Alamein, on July 2; and that the German Air Force (GAF) attacked Abu Dweis, but were unable to attack El Alamein, on July 2; on Northern Europe: a GAF report on the position of a convoy, on July 1; and that a torpedo bomber attack was ordered against convoy PQ17, on July 2.

Keywords

inter-services cooperation, German army, German air force, First Battle of El Alamein, Desert War, aerial reconnaissance, Arctic convoys, aerial attacks on ships, operations planning

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