2790

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2790
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Italy, Romania, Russia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Hermann Göring, 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 Southern Europe: two reports on the main Italian Front, for May 14; of the 71st Infantry Division withdrawing, on May 14; the 10th Army reports high expenditure of ammunition, on May 12; two reports on Allied damage in Italy, on May 13 and 14; of measures laid down for dealing with possible Allied landings on the Italian coast, on May 13; of General Lieutenant Ramcke enquiring whether the remaining elements of the 2nd Parachute Division had yet been taken out of the Russian Front, on May 13; and on the reasons for preferring a Commando operation against Lagosta to one against Vis, on May 15.

Keywords

German strategy, Battle of Monte Cassino, defence, Allied powers, breakthroughs, military dispositions, military shortages, artillery, military supplies, German army, effects of bombing, air raids, airfields, railways, contingency planning, coastal defence, occupied Italy, invasion threat, German deployments, Eastern Front, German airborne troops, operations planning, commando raids

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