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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/740
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, South Asia
Countries Crete, Egypt, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Erwin Rommel

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: of the 90th Light Division's supply route on July 12; of a 21st Panzer Division tank availability return, on July 12; and on the transfer of a night fighter unit from the Mediterranean to north western Europe, on July 14; Naval Headlines; from the Japanese minister in Bucharest, views on the war following the fall of Sevastopol, on July 4; comments on the war from the Portuguese minister in Stockholm on July 12; and the Turkish ambassador in Rome reports Axis rivalry over the possession of Egypt, on July 16.

Keywords

military supplies, German army, Desert War, military strength, tanks, German deployments, night fighters, naval intelligence, German navy, warships, Italian navy, shipping, diplomatic intelligence, military situation reports, Eastern Front, invasion of the Soviet Union, fascist leadership

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