Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/685
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Pacific
Countries Egypt, England, New Zealand
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Erwin Rommel


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 the Russian Front: of German progress in the Kursk and Kharkov sectors, as of July 1; on North Africa: a Panzer Army account of operations from the fall of Tobruk to June 29; a report for July 2 stating that El Alamein is surrounded; and that Kesselring is encouraged by signs of pro-Rommel sympathy in Egypt, and is promoting propaganda on July 1.


military situation reports, Eastern Front, Battle of Stalingrad, Desert War, First Battle of El Alamein, German propaganda, political warfare

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