2032

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2032
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Sardinia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Hermann Göring

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: reports from the Salerno front, on September 21; of the German Air Force's (GAF's) operational orders for September 23, with reference to an Allied penetration; of the 3rd Panzer Grenadier Division being identified in the northern end of the Gulf of Gaeta, on September 21; that the 16th Panzer Division is the 14th Corps' Reserve, on September 22; and of the 10th Army taking counter-measures to recapture British prisoners who escaped from the Ancona area, on September 22; on Northern Europe: that the Airforce Commander for the Lofotens gives the operational intentions for a battle group in the northern waters, on September 22; and on Northern Europe: of a further attempt to destroy the Turpitz, on September 22.

Keywords

military situation reports, invasion of Italy, Salerno landing, Operation Avalanche, German withdrawal, military dispositions, Allied powers, breakthroughs, military organisation, German army, Eastern Front, Soviet air force, aerial attacks, troop movements, prisoners of war, British army, escape, collapse of Fascist Italy, armaments, security, Royal Navy, naval operations, submarines, German navy, warships, occupied Norway

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