0786

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/786
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Mediterranean
Countries Crete
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 23, describing the enemy being repulsed, and successful German Air Force (GAF) attacks; that the GAF plan a night attack from Crete on British bomber aerodromes on the night of July 25-26; that the GAF are to be ready to harass enemy night movements in preparation for a big attack on July 25; 1229/T6 was sent to the Assistant Chief of Air Staff Intelligence (ACASI) under 226.

Keywords

military situation reports, German army, Desert War, First Battle of El Alamein, defence, counter-attacks, aerial attacks, German air force, tanks, British army, operations planning, air raids, Royal Air Force, airfields, contingency planning, predicting enemy intentions, troop movements

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