3379

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3379
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Germany, Norway
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, International Red Cross
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: that the 12th SS Panzer Division and the 66th Army Corps seek German Air Force (GAF) support for their advance, on December 17; that the 1st SS Panzer Corps ask for GAF support in their offensive, on December 17; that the Panzer Lehr Division has been identified on the Eifel front, on December 16; and Naval Headlines.

Keywords

military situation reports, Battle of the Bulge, troop movements, captured settlements, German army, breakthroughs, German air force, fighter escorts, aerial reconnaissance, military dispositions, tanks, naval intelligence, German U-boats, aerial attacks on ships, naval bases, warships, German navy, German withdrawal, shipping losses, Pacific War, Japanese navy, operations planning, aircraft carriers

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