3495

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3495
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Pacific
Countries Germany, Guinea, Italy, Luxembourg, Russia, Switzerland
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People 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: a BONIFACE report; on Eastern Europe: of fighting in the Konigsberg area on January 29 and 30; of the first mention of Army Group Vistula, on January 27; the Naval Chief Command for the Baltic reports that Hitler re-emphasized the importance for Army Group Vistula to be formed and completed, on January 30; and that the Naval War Staff orders that only Baltic harbours which are of immediate use to the Allies are to be blown up on evacuation, on January 29; on Western Europe: the German Air Force (GAF) reports a new main defence line has been occupied by the 5th and 7th Panzer Armies, on January 28; a GAF situation report, for January 29; and of Allied raids on the Ruhr and the Rhineland, from January 28 to 30; on Southern Europe: the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) for the South-west reports that by using all available coal stocks, an emergency programme for the railways, shipping, troops, industry and economics could operate until March 1, on January 23; on the imminent cessation of a manufacturing plant in Mannesmann due to a lack of coal, on January 28; and Naval Headlines.

Keywords

military situation reports, Eastern Front, supply problems, military organisation, German army, transportation, demolitions, ports, German withdrawal, military dispositions, defence, Western Front, military discipline, German war effort, fuel, industry, effects of bombing, air raids, railways, naval intelligence, German navy, warships, naval operations, German U-boats, shipping losses, Pacific War, German-Japanese relations, Japanese air force, military strength, amphibious operations, Allied powers

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