Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2090
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Corsica, Gibraltar, Italy, Sardinia, Sicily
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Adolf Hitler


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: of the 2nd Air Fleet's operational orders for October 8, to support the 10th Army's withdrawal on the left wing; of a complaint from the 10th Army about a lack of air reconnaissance information, on October 7; that the German 65th and 305th Infantry Divisions are moving south into the area of the Commander in Chief (CinC) South, on October 6; of a signals line being established between the 1st SS Panzer Army and Fiume, on October 6; of transport orders for the transfer of the 24th Panzer Division from northern Italy to the Eastern Front, on October 5; that elements of the 44th Division are to transfer from the Mantua area to the Lyublyana area, on October 6; a day report for October 6, noting the forward line of the 12th Panzer Corps; that mopping up operations by the 71st Infantry Division in Fiume have been completed; that operations have begun in the area of Abbazia-Mattuglie-the Trieste road as far as Obrovo-Golazzo-Mune-Apriano; that the 314th Infantry Regiment is mopping up in the area of Cividale-Tiglio-the hills west and east of the Nathsome stream; that the 18th Panzer Division's Battle HQ is at Castellupogliano; that the 12th Panzer Corps has completed mopping up in the area of Monsoja-Pinguente-Vodizze and eastwards; and that the 71st Infantry Division is beginning an operation in the area of Fiume-Kraldevi-Hreljin-Korilnia-Jeljenje-Karenjak; of a newly arrived 6000-strong Assault Brigade being in Trieste, on October 3; a German intelligence appreciation of the Allied units that are engaged in Italy; a summary of the men, armour and artillery transported from Corsica, on October 6; and that Hitler orders the immediate increased Flak protection of Bolzano on October 7.


aerial reconnaissance, landing places, invasion of Italy, German air force, military shortages, troop movements, German army, Italian Campaign, military dispositions, Eastern Front, military situation reports, evacuation, tanks, German withdrawal, Nazi-occupied Europe, anti-aircraft defence

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