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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/911
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Italy, Palestine, Sicily
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Comando Supremo, 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 the Panzer Army complains of the insufficient use of the harbours at Tobruk and Benghazi to relieve the supply situation, on September 18; on the Mediterranean: that there are fears in the Italian Air Force of British naval movements, on September 19; on the Southern Russian Front: a German Air Force (GAF) report on Stalingrad; and on the Russian Front: of the GAF's establishment of anti-tank flying units at strategic locations in winter, on September 20.

Keywords

supply problems, ports, Desert War, predicting enemy intentions, Royal Navy, military situation reports, Battle of Stalingrad, German deployments, anti-tank guns, Eastern Front

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