Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1865
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Sicily
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined


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 Southern Europe: on reinforcements of the Straits of Messina, on July 18; of the Allied naval bombardment of Crotone, on July 21; that an investigation of dropping points in north-east Sicily was ordered, on July 18; on the state of runways in Sicily and southern Italy, on July 19; and CX/MSS/2932/T28 (see 3953).


Axis strategy, military dispositions, naval bombardment, ports, Royal Navy, invasion of Italy, intelligence requirements, landing places, invasion of Sicily, paratroopers

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