1443

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1443
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Gibraltar, Greece, Russia, Sardinia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Adolf Hitler

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 air drop supplies to the northern sector, on March 9; of a GAF airdrop on March 9; of the aircraft available to GAF Tunis, as of March 9; that the GAF is to attack at Ksar Rhilane on March 10; of the 21st Panzer Division's tank strength on March 7; and the Italian 1st Army report a battle on March 6; on the Mediterranean: of GAF arrangements for an attack on an Allied convoy, on March 8; on the Balkans: that the Fuehrer orders divisions to move to Greece by the end of March; and that the Serbian-Greek railway is to be developed, on March 5; on the Central Russian Front: that reconnaissance suggests a big Soviet attack is to continue north of Bryansk, and that German withdrawals continue in the north east, on March 7; and that the German general has no knowledge of irregularities in the evacuation of Kharkov, on March 7.

Keywords

German air force, invasion of French North Africa, supply drops, military situation reports, operations planning, German army, military strength, tanks, mechanical problems, aerial attacks on ships, military dispositions, interrogation, prisoners of war, railways, aerial reconnaissance, Red Army, Eastern Front, predicting enemy intentions, Soviet strategy, incompetence, military organisation

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