Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/825
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean
Countries Argentina, Gibraltar, Italy, Malta, Russia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Hastings Ismay


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: Naval Headlines of August 18, including that the Admiral Scheer is at sea south-west of the Lofoten Islands on August 16; and that the Scharnhorst and Nuernberg are expected in Gdynia on August 17; on North Africa: that a new disposition of German Air Force (GAF) units is planned for August 22; and that a parachute operation is planned involving fifty Ju52 aircraft on August 18; on the Russian Front: a day report for August 17, including that the mountains southwest of Maikop have been captured, that the 4th Panzer Army reached its objective, and that the 6th Army is still fighting in the loop of the River Don against fierce Soviet opposition; and that an Me109 aircraft unit is to be transferred from the Russian Front to North Africa on August 30; and on Western Europe: a report of an Allied landing in the Seine-Somme area on August 19.


military supplies, Desert War, ports, military dispositions, military situation reports, Eastern Front, naval intelligence, German navy, warships, German U-boats, Italian navy, convoys, German deployments

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