3685

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3685
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Italy, Norway
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 Western Europe: of a battle group of SS troops being transferred from the Vistula Army Group of the 9th Army, north-east of Berlin, to the 11th Army in the Kassel area, on April 6; that Kesselring orders party and civilian organisations to develop a telephone reconnaissance service so that military HQs would be kept aware of Allied movements, on April 6; and that 3 oxide factories in southern Norway had stopped working by March 31 on account of a lack of coal and bauxite; and on Southern and Eastern Europe: of the 710th Division being ordered on April 5 to transfer from Italy to the Eastern Front on account of the development of the situation on the southern part of this front, and that forces remaining on the Adriatic coast are to be realigned to replace the 710th Division.

Keywords

troop movements, ad hoc units, German army, Western Front, telephone communications, Italian Campaign, Eastern Front, supply problems, war materials, factories

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