3572

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3572
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries East Germany, Germany, Italy
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 on West Europe: of German Air Force (GAF) orders for March 6-7, for reconnaissance for the bringing up of enemy formations on the Eifel front; an Army Group B day report, for March 4, on Allied attacks splitting the Erft and Eifel fronts; and that von Runstedt demands the ruthless employment of specialist arms as infantry, when their specialist arm is out of action, on March 3; on Germany: the German Navy report a serious situation at Swinemuende-Stettin, on March 6; and on South Europe: a German Army group report on training, morale and shortages of men and equipment, on March 1.

Keywords

predicting enemy intentions, troop movements, Allied powers, Western Front, breakthroughs, military organisation, German army, Allied strategy, military strength, tanks, manpower reductions, military situation reports, ad hoc units, evacuation, civilians, naval bases, Italian Campaign, training, German morale, military shortages, fuel, personnel

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