Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/707
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Crete, Norway
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined


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 North Africa: situation reports from German Panzer units, for July 7; and of heavy and continuous RAF attacks; and a German Navy summary for July 6: that German troop transports are to return to Danzig because of the danger from submarines; that a suspected U.S. cruiser was sunk off northern Norway during attacks against an Allied Arctic convoy; and that the Russian port of Sevastopol has been completely destroyed.


Royal Air Force, aerial attacks, German army, Desert War, artillery, First Battle of El Alamein, military situation reports, naval intelligence, German navy, shipping, ports, shipping losses, Arctic convoys, naval warfare, German U-boats

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