Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1399
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Ireland, Italy, Madeira, Norway, Russia, Tunisia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Comando Supremo, Government Code and Cypher School
People Erwin Rommel


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 takes over the command of elements of the advanced HQ of the 5th Panzer Army in addition to the 10th and 21st Panzer Divisions for a planned attack, on February 21; on Norway: of German Air Force (GAF) plans to attack, from bases in Norway, an Allied northern sea route convoy, on February 23; Naval Headlines; and on the Russian Front: a summary of German evacuation by air from the Caucasus during February 1943.


military organisation, German army, invasion of French North Africa, military operations, German air force, aerial attacks on ships, Arctic convoys, naval intelligence, German U-boats, convoys, shipping losses, Battle of the Atlantic, French navy, submarines, evacuation, aircraft, Eastern Front

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