1564

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1564
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Germany, Romania, Ukraine
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, 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: of the Allies attacking in the Guettar valley, on April 3; the German Africa Corps' evening report for April 3; and that the 10th Panzer Division is strained to the limit of its endurance; on the Southern Russian Front: of continuous attacks by Soviet divisions in Kuban, on April 4; and from the Argentinian ambassador in Madrid, on the Roumanian minister's pessimism about the Russian Front, and a suggestion of German peace soundings, on March 31.

Keywords

Allied strategy, invasion of French North Africa, German army, casualties, artillery, Eastern Front, military operations, Red Army, military strength, Romanian foreign policy, defeatism

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