0724

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/724
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Mediterranean
Countries Crete, 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 situation report from the 90th Light Division for July 12; of preparations for an attack on El Alamein, on July 12; of intelligence gathered from prisoners; of British efforts against supply routes; that thirty six transport aircraft have crossed from Crete to Tobruk; and that twenty aircraft are to land at Bir El Abd.

Keywords

military situation reports, Desert War, First Battle of El Alamein, operations planning, interrogation, prisoners of war, intelligence reports, British army, military dispositions, shipping losses, ports, aerial attacks on ships, Royal Air Force, transportation, aircraft

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