0762

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/762
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Not Defined
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: from German Air Force (GAF) flak defences in Tobruk, a report on RAF raids of July 18-19; on the 15th Panzer Division's situation and intentions being unchanged, on July 19; that the GAF are to attack shipping at Suez on the night of July 20-21; that Fuka aerodrome was closed by delayed action bombs on July 19; and that Fuka was still closed as of July 20; and on the Southern Russian Front: of GAF operational orders for July 20.

Keywords

effects of bombing, air raids, Royal Air Force, ports, Desert War, German strategy, military situation reports, operations planning, aerial attacks on ships, Suez Canal, bombing, airfields, Eastern Front, German army, encirclement, Red Army

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