Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2743
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Burma, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sicily, Ukraine
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Alexander Cadogan, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini


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: that the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) for the Southwest requests Italian acid smoke output for the defence of supply railways in Italy; on South-east Europe: that a German commandant seeks assistance after the Allied landing on Santorini, on April 23; a German Air Force (GAF) report on the sea situation for April 26; that Army Group F expects Allied penetration of the Dalmatian coast to get supplies to Tito, on April 25; and of E-boats in the Adriatic being short of 7.9mm ammunition because of Hitler's orders on allocation, on April 23; on West Europe: of progress in setting up the new 363rd Infantry Division, on March 20; on the Southern Russian Front: that 18,886, including 14,170 Roumanians, are on passage from Sevastopol-Constanza, on April 24; and that a German fuel train is to be sent from Lvov to ease the strained fuel situation of the Roumanian Army, on April 25; Naval Headlines; from the German Embassy in Rome, GUNPOWDER messages: on food supplies for Rome; and the need to humour Il Duce, on March 27 and 29; and from the Japanese naval attach� in Italy, on the political factions around Mussolini, and an attempt on his life, on March 24.


captured equipment, anti-aircraft defence, smokescreen, railways, German strategy, occupied Yugoslavia, military shortages, German navy, torpedo boats, equipment, German army, transportation, shipping, Romanian armed forces, evacuation, Eastern Front, supply problems, fuel, naval intelligence, German U-boats, warships, Japanese navy, Pacific War, occupied Italy, food supplies, refugees, diplomatic intelligence, fascist leadership, Italian politics, rumours

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