1563

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1563
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Mediterranean
Countries Tunisia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Hermann Göring

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: the German Air Force (GAF) in Tunis' 1st evening report; that the Germans expect an attack on the El Guettar flank, on April 2; that the 21st Panzer Division is to take over the El Guettar southern sector, on April 2; of a GAF Ju88 attack, on the night of April 3-4; that GAF reconnaissance sights 7000 Allied vehicles in the Gabes-Oudref-El Hama area, on April 4; that elements of the Hermann Goering Division are to be flown to Tunisia on April 4; of the 21st Panzer Division's reinforcements on April 3; and on the 21st Panzer Division's tank situation, as of April 1; and on the Mediterranean: of a heavy air raid on Naples on April 4.

Keywords

German air force, invasion of French North Africa, military situation reports, predicting enemy intentions, military organisation, defence, casualties, air raids, aircraft, aerial reconnaissance, Allied powers, troop movements, transportation, military strength, tanks, German army, effects of bombing, United States Army Air Force

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