2407

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2407
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Crete, Croatia, Italy
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: of the Hermann Goering Division's counter-attack against the Anzio bridgehead, on February 2; on the 1st Parachute Corps' senior officers, as at February 2; the German Air Force's (GAF's) final day report for February 2; of the Hermann Goering Division's attack being repulsed, with the enemy being held at Cassino; a 10th Army day report for February 2; and a 75th Corps report, for February 2; on South-east Europe: of ship movements in the Aegean, with a steamship being sunk, on February 2-3; and that the GAF in Croatia are to take defensive measures against Allied air attacks, from February 2.

Keywords

military situation reports, Battle of Anzio, Operation Shingle, German army, counter-attacks, aerial reconnaissance, Battle of Monte Cassino, military dispositions, shipping losses, prisoners of war, personnel, United States Army Air Force, disguise, civilians, predicting enemy intentions, aerial attacks

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