Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/700
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Pacific
Countries Egypt, England, Germany, Greece, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges


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 Kesselring is seeking information about the availability of air transports needed for reinforcement of the Panzer Army, on July 4; that the German Air Force (GAF) are unable to increase their support of the Panzer Army until reinforcements arrive, as of July 3; that the 15th Panzer Division is on the defensive, with fighter protection urgently needed, on July 4; that the Ground Officer Commanding (GOC) the 90th Light Division was taken ill on July 4; on tasks for the GAF for July 5; that the 90th Light Division is moving location on July 5; of an Italian supreme command request for the return of trucks on July 4; communication regarding the fuel shortage in Greece on July 4; a German intelligence report that Egypt is under martial law and Egyptian troops have been confined to barracks on July 4; that a northern convoy is to be attacked by torpedo bombers on July 4; Italian reports from Tokyo on the German military attach�'s belief that Japanese-Russian relations are unstable, on July 3; a Portuguese report from Ankara on the Turkish attitude to the war, on July 2; and a Portuguese report on a Finnish belief in a Japanese intention to attack Russia through Siberia, on July 2.


military situation reports, German army, Desert War, German air force, military strength, fighter escorts, military commanders, disease, predicting enemy intentions, tanks, counter-attacks, First Battle of El Alamein, troop movements, military shortages, transportation, fuel, aerial attacks on ships, diplomatic intelligence, rumours, Japanese strategy, Soviet-Japanese relations

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