1382

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1382
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Crete
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 includes the following reports on North Africa: a German Air Force (GAF) situation report on the Axis ground situation as at February 17, noting the capture of Feriana and Thelepte; of a German surprise air attack against Benghazi, on February 17; the Tunis Air Corps' report of February 18, stating that the 10th Panzer Division is advancing north-east through Fondouk, and that the southern group is advancing on Kasserine; and on the Russian Front: that Soviet forces continue their advance, on February 17.

Keywords

military situation reports, captured settlements, invasion of French North Africa, German air force, air raids, ports, effects of bombing, Battle of the Kasserine Pass, Red Army, Eastern Front, military operations

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