1442

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1442
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Great Britain, Sardinia, Tunisia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Abwehr, 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: that the German Air Force (GAF) at Tunis is to continue its operations against the 8th Army, on March 7; that the Germans claim to have taken 2,500 Allied prisoners in the northern sector of Tunisia since February 26; and reports of the arrival of 37,000 Canadian troops; on the Mediterranean: that Kesselring orders an attack on an Allied convoy, on March 8; and that GAF ME109s were transferred for the protection of Palermo, on March 8; and on the Central Russian Front: that the GAF expects Soviet thrusts against Desna, on March 7.

Keywords

aerial attacks, German air force, invasion of French North Africa, British army, military commanders, operations planning, aerial attacks on ships, military situation reports, Allied powers, prisoners of war, anti-aircraft defence, military operations, Red Army, Eastern Front

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