2379

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2379
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific
Countries Australia, England, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, Turkey, United States of America
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: the 10th Army's morning report, for January 29; that the Hermann Goering Division is on the Anzio bridgehead front, on January 28; of the air liaison landing ground for the Panzer Hermann Goering Division, on January 28; of the German Navy's operation of submarines at the Anzio bridgehead, on January 28; of German Air Force (GAF) photo-reconnaissance interpretation, on January 28; of GAF photo-reconnaissance interpretation, on January 27-28; reports from the German 334th Infantry Division, on January 28; a report from the 5th Mountain Division, for January 28; a 94th Infantry Division report, for January 28; the 14th Corps reports a failure to restore completely the main defence line, on January 28; a 1st Parachute Corps report, for January 28, stating that the main defence line has been recaptured; that the 3rd Panzer Grenadier Division repelled enemy assaults, on January 28; of GAF attacks on the Anzio bridgehead, on January 28; of the 305th Infantry Division taking over from the 26th Panzer Division, on January 28; and of Allied air raids on January 29, on Benedetto and Ancona; and on South-east Europe: that the GAF suspect a build-up of U.S. bombers in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, on January 28.

Keywords

military situation reports, Battle of Monte Cassino, Allied powers, military operations, military dispositions, German army, German U-boats, naval operations, landing places, Battle of Anzio, Operation Shingle, operations planning, aerial attacks, German air force, air warfare, effects of bombing, air raids, railways, predicting enemy intentions, Allied strategy, United States Army Air Force

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