3111

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3111
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Germany, Hungary, Ukraine
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: that the 9th SS Division counter-attacks against an Allied breakthrough, on July 25; that the Ground Officer Commanding (GOC) the 2nd SS Panzer Division was wounded, on July 25; that the Panzer Lehr Division is coming under heavy bombing, on July 25; and of bomb damage to a German Air Force (GAF) airfield, on July 21; on Germany: of Allied air raids, on July 18-19; and of bomb damage to the GAF signals school at Detmold, on July 23; and on the Southern Russian Front: of the Soviets thinning out their forces to form reserves, on July 22.

Keywords

military situation reports, British army, breakthroughs, Battle of Normandy, German army, counter-attacks, captured settlements, wounded, military commanders, aerial attacks, bombing, effects of bombing, air raids, Home Front, German war effort, industry, military dispositions, Red Army, Eastern Front, Soviet strategy, predicting enemy intentions

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