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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/714
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Italy, South Africa
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 Panzer Army report for July 8; that Italian aircraft were destroyed on the ground by British raiding parties; German reports on Allied re-positioning; of replacements/reinforcements for Africa Corps troops; and of an urgent requirement by the Panzer Army for flame throwers from Italy, as of July 8.

Keywords

military situation reports, commando raids, airfields, German air force, Italian air force, sabotage, aircraft, British army, troop movements, First Battle of El Alamein

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