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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1350
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Mediterranean
Countries Tunisia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Dwight Eisenhower, Stewart Menzies, 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: that Rommel is to be replaced because of illness by General Messe as commander of the German-Italian land forces; and of a U-boat cipher, detailing key recovery dates between January 3 and February 10.

Keywords

intelligence reports, German army, military commanders, Desert War

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