2647

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2647
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Holland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Ukraine
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Erwin Rommel

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 Italian Front: a report from the 14th Panzer Corps on the Cassino Front, stating that a renewed Allied attack east and south-east of Cassino is making progress, on March 20; that the 114th Jaeger Division (on the central Anzio Front) is transferring to a new area, on March 20; the German Naval Harbour master at Piombino reported the outer mole was damaged following an Allied air raid, on March 20; and of Rommel's staff being addressed via the Commander in Chief (CinC) West, on March 3; on Western Europe: that U-boat HQ, expecting a new Murmansk convoy, regards a successful attack as of decisive importance, and gives an outline plan of the operation, on March 18; and on Eastern Europe: the 4th Air Fleet's summary of reconnaissance results of March 19 in front of the 17th, 6th, and 8th Armies and the 1st and 4th Panzer Armies.

Keywords

military situation reports, Battle of Monte Cassino, aerial attacks, military operations, tanks, Allied powers, troop movements, German army, effects of bombing, air raids, ports, military commanders, predicting enemy intentions, Arctic convoys, aerial reconnaissance, Eastern Front, Red Army, breakthroughs

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