2661

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2661
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Romania, Yugoslavia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined

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 Italy: the 14th Corps' report for March 24, stating that Allied attacks on the north and eastern sections were repulsed; a report from the 114th Jaeger Division in the Salmona area of Allied air activity; and a report from the Commander in Chief (CinC) for the South West, Army Group C, on the state of the training of two Divisions being set up in Italy - the 92nd Division on the West Coast, and the 278th Division in Rimini; a general naval situation report for March 19 covering Norway, the Channel Coast, and the Mediterranean; that the last effective shipyard in Viareggio was destroyed in a fighter-bomber attack; that in the Adriatic two Siebel ferries were the total losses as a result of a fighter-bomber attack off Hvar; on Eastern Europe: the General Traffic Directorate in Warsaw reports the coal situation in Transnistria to be very grave, with the running of the railways endangered; on Hungary: that the transfer of German troops to Hungary is taking place under the codeword MARGARETHE/TOLLGATE; that a special German naval detachment 111 is being held in readiness to take over the Hungarian Danube Flotilla; and of the German Air Force's (GAF's) organisation and subordination in Hungary, as of March 23.

Keywords

military situation reports, Battle of Monte Cassino, military operations, Allied powers, military dispositions, German army, Battle of Anzio, military shortages, training, equipment, effects of bombing, air raids, dockyards, supply problems, fuel, railways, occupation arrangements, occupied Hungary, military organisation, German air force

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