2952

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2952
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries France, Germany, Portugal
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 Captain (U-boats) West reports a delay of supply trains as a result of enemy action, on June 13; that probably the 21st Panzer Division is to attack to clean up east of the Orne, on June 15; that the 2nd Panzer Division appreciates an enemy build-up on the Villers-Bocage salient, on June 14; the LXXXIV Corps reports an enemy penetration on the coast northeast of Montebourg; and that Jodl orders production at Wolfram mines in France to be preserved at all costs, on June 6.

Keywords

effects of bombing, air raids, railways, Operation Overlord, Battle of Normandy, German army, operations planning, military situation reports, resources, occupied France, defence, German war effort, war materials

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