3687

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3687
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Holland, Netherlands
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 desperate shortage of officers on the Western Front, as of April 5/6; that Army Group B considered on April 7 that the Allies intended to force a breakthrough at the eastern end of the pocket to open up a route to the Ruhr from the south-east; that Oberst Reichhelm, an operations staff officer of Army Group B, was required to see Hitler for a special task that would decide the fate of the Army Group, on April 7; and that a Georgean infantry battalion on the Dutch island of Texel mutinies, overcoming the German personnel there, on April 6.

Keywords

military shortages, personnel, German army, predicting enemy intentions, Allied strategy, Western Front, mutiny, Soviet renegades, occupied Netherlands

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