3134

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3134
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Sicily, Turkey
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 West Europe: of the 363rd Infantry Division being subordinated to the 47th Panzer Corps to form a blocking line, on July 29; of the 326th Infantry Division's withdrawal plans, on July 31; of the Panzer Lehr Division being pulled out of the line, on July 31; that the 2nd Air Corps, disbanded in France, is to transfer and re-establish itself in Sofia, on July 31; and that Army Group B orders the formation of a new north front, on July 28; on Germany: that the SS at Dachau and Munich are to report the number of volunteers for an all-out operation, on July 27; on South Europe: that the Germans expect an Allied landing on the southern French coast, on July 30; on Finland: KISMET, on plans for the evacuation of German forces by sea, on July 27; and on the Northern Russian Front: that German soldiers trying to flee from Riga are to be shot, on July 29.

Keywords

military organisation, military dispositions, German army, Battle of Normandy, Operation Overlord, troop movements, military situation reports, German withdrawal, German air force, German strategy, personnel, concentration camps, predicting enemy intentions, invasion threat, landing places, Eastern Front, evacuation, German-Finnish relations, military discipline, execution, deserters

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