1826

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1826
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Albania, Greece, Italy, 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 South Europe: of the German naval situation in Empedocle, on July 11; the German Air Force (GAF) report the destruction of Sciacca airfield in an Allied raid, on July 11; and that the 2nd Air Fleet is to set up operational flying detachments for special bombing tasks, on July 9; and on South-east Europe: of the GAF's build-up in Greece to counter Allied landings, on July 10.

Keywords

German air force, operations planning, aerial attacks, strafing, tanks, artillery, Allied powers, invasion of Sicily, military situation reports, naval bombardment, Royal Navy, military organisation, effects of bombing, air raids, landing places, Operation Husky

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