Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/794
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Bulgaria, Russia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Erwin Rommel, Josef Stalin


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: of the 21st Panzer Division's successes on July 24; on the Panzer Army's request for Italian engineer forces and equipment for defensive works, on July 24; and a German Air Force (GAF) operations report and their intentions for July 26; and on the Southern Russian Front: a GAF report on Soviet activity, based on agents, on July 25.


military situation reports, Desert War, First Battle of El Alamein, British army, prisoners of war, tanks, rewards, Italian army, engineers, equipment, patrols, intelligence requirements, German agents, Red Army, operations planning, military dispositions

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