2060

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2060
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Corsica, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Adolf Hitler

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 Air Force's (GAF's) intentions for September 30; of the 76th Panzer Corps' orders for September 28, which were to gain time and inflict losses; that the German Navy are to complete the demolition of Naples harbour and the withdrawal of its personnel on September 28; the GAF's final day report for September 28; of Army Group B's operations against guerillas in northern Italy, on September 24; an Army Group B day report for September 24; an Army Group B report for September 24; an Army Group B morning report, for September 25; an Army Group B intermediate report, for September 25, noting that PoWs are being transported to Germany; and of the GAF's instructions on captured Italian materials, on September 25; and on Germany: of GAF administrative arrangements for the salvage and storing of captured enemy equipment, on September 28.

Keywords

operations planning, German air force, aerial attacks, anti-Nazi resistance, German withdrawal, German strategy, Italian Campaign, demolitions, ports, military situation reports, guerrilla warfare, occupied Italy, railways, prisoners of war, captured equipment, collapse of Fascist Italy, German war effort, security, military shortages

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