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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2207
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Albania, Bosnia, Crete, Croatia, East Germany, England, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holland, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Sicily, Slovenia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Abwehr, 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 the Foreign Armies in the West: a situation report on the west for November 1; on South-east Europe: of Italian BR20 aircraft awaiting a decision on a hand-over to the Croation Legion, on November 1; of proposals of the Admiral in the Adriatic for German Air Force (GAF) support, on October 26; and that the Germans are making no progress in transporting away 32,000 Italians from Rhodes, on October 15; on South Europe: that the 2nd Air Fleet is to be equipped with an experimental squadron for night bombing with radar against ships, on November 3; on Germany: of an Allied raid on an aircraft factory at Wiener Neustadt, on November 3; and of RAF prisoners being handed over to the GAF, on October 9; on the Southern Russian Front: of Crimea being cut off and 3 enemy landings on the Kerch peninsula, from October 29-November 3; that the GAF in Roumania are to send all their air transports and gliders to Crimea, on November 3; and of an SS cavalry division being completely broken up by an enemy attack, on October 19.

Keywords

military situation reports, invasion of Italy, captured equipment, Italian air force, aircraft, German air force, aerial attacks on ships, occupation arrangements, military strength, Nazi-occupied Europe, predicting enemy intentions, Allied strategy, transportation, prisoners of war, Italian army, effects of bombing, air raids, factories, weapons production, amphibious operations, Red Army, Eastern Front, air power, Soviet air force, German army, casualties, Royal Air Force

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