2907

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2907
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Belgium
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 West Europe: the Sea Defence Commandant for Normandy's report, on June 7; that the German Air Force (GAF) are to attack tank concentrations in the Caen general area, on June 7; that an attack by the 21st Panzer Division fails, and Allied tanks open a gap in the front line north of Caen, on June 6; of an Allied penetration in the Caen area being reinforced by air landings, on June 7; that the Germans believe Bayeux is surrounded, on June 7; the German Navy at Granville report bombing destruction in the general area, on June 7; that the 275th Infantry Division is at the highest degree of readiness, as of June 7; of the 3rd Air Fleet's reconnaissance of the landing areas, on June 7; of orders for GAF reconnaissance for the night of June 7-8; and that 2 truckloads of rocket bombs were held up by a bombing attack on a railway, on June 7.

Keywords

military situation reports, Operation Overlord, Battle of Normandy, German army, counter-attacks, operations planning, aerial attacks, tanks, German air force, paratroopers, encirclement, effects of bombing, railways, occupied France, military organisation, aerial reconnaissance, predicting enemy intentions, landing places, supply problems, rockets

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