Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/723
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Mediterranean
Countries Not Defined
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined


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 German Air Force (GAF) report on activity in the El Alamein area; that the 90th Light Division is defending El Taqa Gebel Kalakh and Deir El Qarrara; and that the British are digging in.


air warfare, Desert War, German air force, Royal Air Force, assessing enemy strength, military situation reports, First Battle of El Alamein, defence, British army, Italian army

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