1008

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1008
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Egypt
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People 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: a German Air Force (GAF) report of activities undertaken to counter Allied air superiority on October 24; a German intelligence assessment of the strength of the Allied fighting troops; that Rommel has been informed of an anticipated intensification of the Allied attack; and that a GAF medical unit was bombed by U.S. aircraft.

Keywords

aerial attacks, Royal Air Force, Desert War, air warfare, casualties, German air force, assessing enemy strength, Second Battle of El Alamein, British army, tanks, artillery, predicting enemy intentions, British strategy, air raids, United States Army Air Force, military situation reports

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