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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3125
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Latin America
Countries Colombia, Italy, Romania
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 10th SS Panzer Division expects an Allied attack, on July 29; that the 84th Army Corps withdraw on the night of July 28-29; two reports of battle contact by the 74th Army Corps which is new on the Normandy front, for July 28-29; and that the German Air Force (GAF) 9th Flying Corps plan the mining of Cherbourg harbour, on July 28; and on Roumania: of air raid damage to Ploesti on July 15.

Keywords

predicting enemy intentions, troop movements, tanks, Battle of Normandy, Operation Overlord, German withdrawal, encirclement, military situation reports, mines, ports, liberated Europe, effects of bombing, air raids, oil, German war effort

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