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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/698
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Crete, Cyprus, Egypt, Gibraltar, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Libya, Malta, Palestine, Spain, Syria
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined

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 tanker Fassio is urgently required in Crete otherwise the fuel supply to the Panzer Army could be jeopardised, on July 3; on the locations of German Air Force (GAF) units in Libya and Egypt on July 4; a 10th Air Corps strength and serviceability return of aircraft in Greece and Crete for July 3; a GAF operational summary for July 3 including RAF activities; a German agent's report of the Allied forces' strengths in Famagusta, Palestine and Egypt, for July 3; and Naval Headlines, covering the Admiral Scheer, Leutzow, Tirpitz and Admiral Hipper being at sea on July 3; and that U-boats and aircraft have been in contact with convoy PQ17.

Keywords

supply problems, Axis powers, Desert War, fuel, military dispositions, German air force, mechanical problems, intelligence reports, agents, ports, aerial attacks, Royal Air Force, naval intelligence, German navy, warships, Arctic convoys, Italian navy, shipping, Spanish armed forces

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