2921

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2921
Date 10 June 1944
Government Department Government Code and Cypher School
File Accession Date 1993

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 This file includes the following reports on Italy: that the 29th Panzer Grenadier Division has withdrawn to an area 30 miles north-north-east of Rome; that the Allied thrust is believed to be towards Viterbo and towards Tuscany; that the Battle HQ of Corps Group Hoppe and the 278th Division is to be at San Giacomo, on June 9; of a proposal for redispositions of a German Air Force (GAF) Field Division to accomplish the manning of the coastal defence more quickly and with less marching, on June 8; that an Allied landing north of Tarquinia is understood to be intended to supply a tank bridgehead, with the front from Tarquinia to Civita Castellana, on June 9; of an order from Hitler passed on by Jodl regarding reconstruction of the front north of Rome, on June 3; and that Kesselring was informed of the official propaganda line to be taken in the event of the fall of Rome, outlining Hitler's decision that Rome should not be brought into the main battlefield, and that bridges over the Tiber in the city are not to be destroyed, on June 3; and on Ukraine: of the 24th Panzer Division and the Panzer Grenadier Division Grossdeutschland being supported by units of the 1st Air Corps and the 1st Royal Romanian Air Corps in driving off strong Soviet attacks, on June 8.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 10 June 1944 Download PDF (2.32 MB)
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