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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1365
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Intelligence Organisation and Administration
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Corsica, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway
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 contains a message from C to the Prime Minister (PM); and the following reports: on the German Army's strengths and areas of its locations for February 10; on the Mediterranean: a 5th Panzer Army report for February 13, which quotes a 20,000 franc reward offered for the capture of German parachutists in the Oujda area; on the Russian Front: a German Air Force (GAF) review of the ground situation on February 13 covering the 4th Air Fleet, GAF Command Don, GAF Command East, the 1st Air Fleet, Finland and the Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOCinC) South; Naval Headlines, that air reconnaissances are being carried out in the Bastia-Cap Corse-Calvi area as a precaution against Allied landings; and that the commands at Sfax and Sousse were instructed by the Italian Admiralty to sail German as well as Italian landing craft to Trapani as soon as they are ready.

Keywords

British intelligence organisation, information sharing, military supplies, military strength, military situation reports, German army, invasion of French North Africa, rewards, German airborne troops, Eastern Front, military operations, Red Army, siege of Leningrad, naval intelligence, German navy, warships, military exercises, incompetence, shipping losses, German U-boats, Battle of the Atlantic, Italian navy, coastal defence, convoys

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