2845

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2845
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries France
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 Southern Europe: battle reports from the Italian Front, for May 26, stating that the 90th Panzer Grenadier Division and the 44th Division are withdrawing; and that the 1st Parachute Division loses many men when attacked for a second time by German Air Force (GAF) aircraft; on Western Europe: that an Allied air raid of May 26 results in the expected closure of the Marseilles - Nice railway for about 4 days; and a detailed summary of the establishment of men and equipment in the (new) 276th and 277th Divisions in southern France, as of May 18.

Keywords

German withdrawal, Italian Campaign, Battle of Anzio, casualties, friendly fire, aerial attacks, German air force, effects of bombing, railways, occupied France, military organisation, German army

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