1388

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1388
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Germany, Italy, Tunisia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Comando Supremo, Government Code and Cypher School
People Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler

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 German Air Force (GAF) Tunis Air Corps was informed of the importance of destroying railway engine sheds south of Bone, on February 19; a 21st Panzer Division report for February 19; that the 5th Panzer Army's intention is to take Ousseltia, on February 20; that the Allies destroyed all the aircraft at Thelepte before evacuating the airfield, on February 19; and that Hitler decides to realign Goering's GAF Division and certain parachute units into two fighting formations and deploy them to Tunisia from Germany and Italy, on February 17; on the Russian Front: of Soviet advances and GAF reconnaissance results, on February 19; and Naval Headlines.

Keywords

German air force, military objectives, aerial attacks, railways, Allied withdrawal, Battle of the Kasserine Pass, military situation reports, evacuation, airfields, demolitions, aircraft, military organisation, German army, troop movements, Red Army, Eastern Front, naval intelligence, German U-boats, Battle of the Atlantic, Italian navy, shipping

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