Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2357
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Croatia, Italy
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Peter Loxley


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 Southern Europe: a 10th Army report of January 23 listing all units that had been despatched to the 1st Parachute Corps area to oppose Allied landings in the Anzio area; of a leave ban for German Air Force (GAF) units in Italy, from January 24; and of the results of Allied air raids on Zara, on January 22.


German army, military dispositions, rewards, German air force, aerial attacks, landing places, Battle of Anzio, assessing enemy strength, guerrilla warfare, anti-Nazi resistance, effects of bombing, industry, Italian war effort, air raids, aerial attacks on ships, shipping losses, troop movements, Eastern Front, German strategy, Operation Shingle

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