2969

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2969
Date 19 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 South Europe: that the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) West sees definite signs of intended operations against the south coast of France, on June 15; on West Europe: that the LXXXIV Corps is to reconstruct a defensive line south of the U.S. break-through across the Cherbourg Peninsula; that all of the 77th Division fail to get through to the south, on June 18; that the 77th Infantry Division rearguard fail to break out, and are subordinated to the 709th Infantry Division, on June 18; a report by the LXXXIV Corps, that the 2nd SS Panzer Division is to assemble in the St Lo area early on June 18; that Allied infantry break through on both sides of Tilly, on June 18; on the German Air Force (GAF) 2nd Air Division's intentions for June 18-19, involving a torpedo attack by 40 Ju88s on shipping off the Cherbourg Peninsula; that the 363rd Division arrives in Bruges (it was previously in Denmark), on June 18; that two battalions of Russians with the 1st SS Corps were a complete failure in fighting on June 6-7; that the LXXXVI Corps (previously in the Bordeaux area) is to take over control between the Seine and the Orne, on June 17; that the GAF request an attack on a bridge carrying all Allied supplies to the east of the Orne, on June 17; and that the Germans claim victory northeast of St Lo, on June 18.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 19 June 1944 Download PDF (3.28 MB)
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