0703

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/703
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Italy
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: a 15th Panzer Division status report for July 4-5; of a German request for locomotives from Italy to operate on the captured desert railway, on July 4; and on the disposition of Italian divisions, on July 5; and on the Arctic convoy: further details of the German air attacks of July 4.

Keywords

military situation reports, German army, First Battle of El Alamein, railways, transportation, military supplies, supply problems, military dispositions, Italian army, Arctic convoys, German U-boats, shipping losses

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