1411

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1411
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries France, Sicily, Tunisia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations 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 on North Africa: that landing craft delivered tanks and other military equipment to Bizerta for the 21st Panzer Division, on February 28; that the 10th and 21st Panzer Divisions are moving to the Schott position north-west of Gabes, on February 28; that Rommel makes a case to Berlin and to Kesselring in favour of retaining General Ziegler as commander of the German troops in the Italian 1st Army, on February 26; and Naval Headlines.

Keywords

transportation, military supplies, shipping, invasion of French North Africa, tanks, troop movements, German army, military commanders, German navy, Battle of the Atlantic, German U-boats, convoys, aerial attacks on ships, Italian navy, shipping losses

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