3126

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3126
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Germany
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 Allies penetrate south of Tilly, on July 29; that the 2nd SS Panzer Corps expects a strong attack, on July 29; that the 2nd SS Panzer Corps requires fighter support for a march movement on July 30; and that the Ground Officer Commanding (GOC) the 9th SS Panzer Division was severely wounded, on July 29; on South Europe: that the 15th Panzer Grenadier Division is to withdraw to the DULLARD line, on July 29; on the Central Russian Front: an Army Group Centre situation report, for July 28; and on Germany: on an air raid on Kiel on the night of July 24-25.

Keywords

military situation reports, breakthroughs, Allied powers, Battle of Normandy, Operation Overlord, predicting enemy intentions, troop movements, military strength, military dispositions, defence, German army, wounded, military commanders, artillery, German navy, Eastern Front, military operations, Red Army, effects of bombing, air raids, naval bases

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