3108

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3108
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Weapons Technology and Nuclear Warfare
Regions Europe
Countries France, Germany, Ukraine
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, 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: that the 1st SS Panzer Corps considers the Allies intend to attack, on July 24; of the Panzer Lehr Division holding against continuous Allied attacks, on July 24; and of the German Navy's supply difficulties, for the period of July 18-22; on South Europe: that the 76th Panzer Corps is to withdraw to the LYDIA line, on July 24; on Germany: that the Kiel-Holtenau airfield was closed by a raid, on July 24; that German Air Force (GAF) Kiel-Holtenau is out of action, as of July 24; of an Allied air raid on Kiel, on July 24; and that canal traffic at Holtenau was unhindered by the raid, on July 24; on the Northern Russian Front: a German Naval Chief Command in the Baltic situation report, for July 24; on the Southern Russian Front: that the Admiral for the Black Sea requests GAF photo-reconnaissance to counter Soviet landings, on July 15; and from the Japanese naval attaché in Berlin, on the production of ME-262 jet fighters for the GAF, on July 21.

Keywords

predicting enemy intentions, British army, operations planning, Battle of Normandy, German army, defence, military operations, United States Army, military shortages, Western Front, naval bases, Italian Campaign, German withdrawal, effects of bombing, air raids, factories, dockyards, electricity supplies, Eastern Front, Operation Bagration, military commanders, Soviet strategy, landing places, intelligence requirements, aerial reconnaissance, weapons development, German air force, jet aircraft

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