1033

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1033
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Crete, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Norway, Russia, Syria
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Comando Supremo, Security Service, 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: a German Air Force (GAF) report for October 31, noting a successful counter attack by the 15th Panzer Division, and that fighter aircraft are unsatisfactory; that an enemy thrust was repulsed by a counter attack on October 31; that an enemy night attack broke through on October 31; that a German counter attack has started on October 31; a Panzer Army day report for October 31-November 1; Axis agents' reports on Allied troop movements, on October 31; Naval Headlines, covering shipping for North Africa; from the Portuguese minister in Stockholm, on German-Danish relations as of October 28; and the Spanish ambassador in London predicts Allied operations in North Africa, on November 1.

Keywords

military situation reports, Second Battle of El Alamein, German army, counter-attacks, aerial attacks, Royal Air Force, British army, troop movements, agents, intelligence reports, fuel, naval intelligence, warships, transportation, military supplies, anti-Nazi resistance, Nazi-occupied Europe

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