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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1812
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Germany, Malta, Sardinia
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 South Europe: that the German Air Force (GAF) sighted a fleet of 150-200 vessels, on July 9; that the GAF sighted 60 landing craft north of Gozo, on July 9; and on GAF contingency arrangements in the event of an effort against Sardinia, on July 9; and on Germany: of the inadequacies of air defence reporting on RAF Mosquito incursions, from June 28.

Keywords

aerial reconnaissance, Allied powers, convoys, invasion of Sicily, landing craft, German air force, military organisation, air raid warning systems, Operation Husky

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