1635

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1635
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Mediterranean
Countries Sicily
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations 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's (GAF's) transport and bombing operations are to be limited to the hours of darkness from April 25; that the rescue services must improve their performance, with their direction-finding results to date having been inadequate; and that the Italians sighted an Allied amphibious group on April 24 in the Algiers area, and suspect an imminent landing on the coast east of Cape Serrat.

Keywords

tactics, German air force, transportation, aircraft, invasion of French North Africa, predicting enemy intentions, invasion threat, invasion of Sicily

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