3313

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3313
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Yugoslavia
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 Western Europe: the 67th Army Corps report an Allied landing with tanks and infantry in Zijpe in the 331st Infantry Division's sector, on November 7; and of the Allies massing armour in an area south-east of Aachen; on Germany: that all cross-country motor transport vehicles are to be brought up to operational readiness for transfer to the Parachute Army from the German Air Force (GAF); and that the surrender SPRINGER/ALDER is to be speeded up, on November 4; on South-eastern Europe: a report from the 7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division Prinz Eugen on the fighting during October, on November 4; a German assessment of Soviet intentions in Hungary and Yugoslavia; and on the German 6th Army's intention to hold a defensive line in a bridgehead position at Budapest and Tisa.

Keywords

Allied powers, amphibious operations, occupied Netherlands, military dispositions, tanks, troop movements, military organisation, transportation, German air force, occupied Yugoslavia, German withdrawal, casualties, predicting enemy intentions, Eastern Front, Soviet strategy, Red Army, German army

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