0834

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/834
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Mediterranean
Countries Not Defined
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined

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 North Africa: that Kesselring is expected at his battle HQ shortly after August 24 for a probable conference with senior German Air Force (GAF) and Italian Air Force officers; that anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) is to be moved from Benghazi to Tobruk from August 24 to protect Axis convoys expected to arrive in Tobruk; that a GAF fighter group withdrawn from the Russian Front is to remain at Tobruk from August 24; and that a German general responsible for liaison with the Italians on military supplies is arriving in North Africa on 25 August.

Keywords

military commanders, anti-aircraft defence, ports, shipping, military dispositions, German air force, liaison, German-Italian relations

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