1647

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1647
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Italy, Malta, Sardinia, Tunisia
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 every seaworthy landing craft is to be employed in a supply operation to Tunisia, from April 29; that 1800 troop reinforcements are to be shipped to Tunis by 6 Italian destroyers, on May 1; of measures to locate and attack Allied naval forces when they are considered a danger to Axis convoys, on April 29; and a British agent's intelligence report from Tunisia, on April 29.

Keywords

supply problems, military shortages, invasion of French North Africa, troop movements, transportation, warships, Italian navy, defence, convoys, naval warfare

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