2085

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2085
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Weapons Technology and Nuclear Warfare
Regions Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Albania, Azores, Bosnia, Corsica, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Norway, Sardinia, Serbia, Slovenia
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 Southern Europe: two reports from the 15th Panzer Division which is continuing to attack Termoli on October 5; that the Goering Division is to hold the Volturno line on October 6; of a German minelayer being mined off San Remo on October 5; that important dams in upper Italy are to be protected against Allied air attacks, from September 24; and the Chief of the Air Staff's (CAS's) response to Churchill's query on the dams in Italy, on October 5; on Southern and South-east Europe: a Department for Foreign Armies West situation report, for October 4; on South-east Europe: of the Germans being ordered to carry out the occupation of Amorgos, on October 5; and Naval Headlines.

Keywords

military situation reports, Italian Campaign, landing places, invasion of Italy, German army, counter-attacks, military dispositions, defence, German intelligence services, intelligence reports, German navy, shipping losses, occupation arrangements, occupied Greece, naval intelligence, aerial attacks on ships, occupied Norway, German U-boats, Battle of the Atlantic, torpedo boats, salvage, fuel, operations planning, aerial attacks, demolitions, contingency planning, Royal Air Force, anti-aircraft defence

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