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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1390
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Mediterranean
Countries Azores, Tunisia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Comando Supremo, Government Code and Cypher School
People 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: the German/Italian Panzer Army's report for February 19, noting that advancing German forces are meeting stiff Allied resistance; that the 15th Panzer Division was withdrawn according to plan on 21 February; the Panzer Army in Africa's situation report for February 19, describing strong British resistance at Sbiba to Axis troops advancing from Sbeitla; and that poor weather prevents any air operations; and Naval Headlines.

Keywords

operations planning, military objectives, German army, Italian army, invasion of French North Africa, Battle of the Kasserine Pass, troop movements, military situation reports, defence, British army, naval intelligence, German U-boats, Battle of the Atlantic, convoys, shipping losses, adverse weather conditions

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