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Wed, 31 Jan 2018
Hut 3 Headlines

These Ultra intelligence reports, produced by Hut 3 at Bletchley Park, were sent daily to Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Allied commanders from May 1941 to May 1945.

Hut 3 Section focused on wireless messages intercepted from the German army and air force, deciphering and analysing the information they contained. Particularly important messages were summarised into these ‘Headlines’.

The selection in this album shows the variety and importance of the intelligence obtained by Hut 3 – from reports on the morale of German troops, to potential booby traps and news of the fall of Stalingrad.

Hut 3 Headlines
1 / 10Battle of Stalingrad, 31 January 1943. Field Marshal von Paulus, commander of the German forces in Stalingrad is captured by this ‘strong Russian attack’. Two days later Germany surrenders the city.