Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3149
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Not Defined
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Bernard Montgomery


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 Western Europe: that loading has ceased at St Nazaire and Nantes, on August 5; that the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) West's opinion is that St Nazaire, Nantes and Angers are not in danger as strong German forces are protecting them, on August 5; two reports on Allied bombing of submarine pens in Brest, on August 5; of the evacuation by the Germans of various towns in Brittany on August 3 and 4; of orders to stock up the Channel islands with all resources, on August 3; the 2nd Parachute Army appreciates that Montgomery's objectives appeared to be to advance on Paris and the cutting-off of Brittany, on August 2; a 9th SS Panzer Division situation report and its intentions, on August 5; a further 9th SS Panzer Division situation report, for August 5; of the 1st SS Panzer Division being relieved by the 89th Infantry Division, on August 5; that the 277th Division is subordinate to the 74th Corps with effect from August 5; of the 116th Panzer Division being relieved by the 84th Infantry Division during the night of August 5; and on restrictions on the refuelling of aircraft in the Reich, measures necessary to ensure its defence, from August 4.


ports, occupied France, German withdrawal, German army, troop movements, effects of bombing, air raids, naval bases, German U-boats, military supplies, occupied Channel Islands, military situation reports, Battle of Normandy, military objectives, British army, operations planning, counter-attacks, military dispositions, military shortages, fuel, German air force

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