2727

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2727
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Syria
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Karl Dönitz, 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 West Europe: of a proclamation by Admiral Doenitz calling for the utmost effort from every man in the navy against the expected Allied invasion, on April 17 - the Prime Minister (PM) orders this to be shown to the U.S. President and Eisenhower; on the Southern Russian Front: of the ground situation in Sevastopol, on the evening of April 17; of German Air Force (GAF) fighters being forced to transfer from Sevastopol, with an urgent need for ammunition; and that the reason for the non-evacuation of the Roumanian troops is to be reported, on April 17 and 19; and that the GAF station at Sevastopol is closing on April 20; on Germany: of an Allied raid on Aachen on the night of April 11-12; on Europe: an Army General Staff situation report, for April 14, stating that large numbers of guerillas were killed in north Italy; and that the 18th SS Panzer Division is moving from Croatia to Hungary; Naval Headlines; from the Portuguese charg� in Roumania, regarding air attacks on Roumania, on April 21; from the French delegate in Ankara, to DiploFrance in Algiers, on the destruction of Sofia, and that the Soviets are awaited but the Bulgarian leaders do not appear to have altered their political policy, as of April 16.

Keywords

military commanders, invasion threat, second front, military situation reports, Soviet air force, aerial attacks, military shortages, armaments, Romanian armed forces, evacuation, German withdrawal, airfields, effects of bombing, air raids, railways, Home Front, German war effort, troop movements, German army, naval intelligence, German U-boats, naval warfare, sabotage, anti-Nazi resistance, occupied Norway, shipping losses, Pacific War

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