3301A

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3301A
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Belgium, England, Norway, Scotland, Spain
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: the 67th Army Corps report having taken up a position at Dintelmark with its new Corps Battle HQ being at Dordrecht South, on October 30; on the front line of the 344th Division, as of early on October 30; and that no imminent attack is expected in the Trier area; on Eastern Europe: an assessment of Soviet intentions by General Schulz, Chief of Staff of the 4th Air Fleet, noting the possibility of an attack from the Slovakian area to the south or west, on October 30; and a directive from SS Main Office squashing rumours of the failure of the East Prussian Volkssturm Regiments, on October 26; on Northern Europe: that all units subordinated to the Commander in Chief (CinC) of Naval Chief Command in Norway are ordered to be at the greatest vigilance in anticipation of British landings in the Narvik area aimed at forestalling a possible Soviet break through, on October 29; and from the German Supreme Command of the Navy quoting a Norwegian source with the Government in Exile in London, that Norwegian forces in north England and Scotland have been prepared for employment in Norway, and that a landing in the latitude of Narvik is intended by the end of the week, on October 30.

Keywords

military dispositions, German army, occupied Netherlands, military situation reports, Western Front, predicting enemy intentions, Soviet air force, Eastern Front, aircraft, rumours, cowardice, Home Guard, Soviet strategy, occupied Norway

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