3147

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3147
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Albania, Bosnia, Cape Verde, Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Montenegro, Norway, Romania, Singapore, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service, United Nations
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler

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 Western Europe: that Hitler approves giving up field installations in Brittany in order to gain forces for fortresses, on August 4; on the German line of defence, as at August 4; of orders for despatching the bulk of the light naval artillery forces from the islands off south Brittany to the mainland, on August 5; two reports detailing the front line, as of August 5; of a withdrawal by the 21st Panzer Division, on August 5; that the 81st Corps has possibly moved to the Alencon area, on August 5; and that the 98th Infantry Division was relieved by the 94th Infantry Division, on August 4; on South-east Europe: an appreciation by the 2nd Panzer Army of the guerrilla situation in Yugoslavia, on July 19; and that aircraft petrol is to be given up to the German Air Force (GAF) by the Romanian Air Force, from July 8; Naval Headlines; and from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, on Turkey and the war, from July 31.

Keywords

German strategy, defence, fortifications, ports, German withdrawal, military situation reports, German army, military dispositions, transportation, artillery, troop movements, guerrilla warfare, anti-Nazi resistance, occupied Yugoslavia, partisans, German war effort, oil, Romanian armed forces, fuel, naval intelligence, German navy, evacuation, naval bases, shipping losses, German U-boats, Pacific War, Japanese navy, warships, shipping, submarines, diplomatic intelligence, Turkish neutrality

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