Servizio Informazioni Militare

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The Italian Military Intelligence Service (Italian: Servizio Informazioni Militare , or SIM)[1] (from 1900 to 1949) was the military intelligence organization for the Royal Army (Regio Esercito )[2] of the Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia) from 1900 until 1946, and of the Italian Republic until 1949. SIM was Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini's equivalent to the German Abwehr.

SIM had a large, well-organized cryptologic group, Section 5 (Sezione 5). Section 5 produced codes and ciphers for the Royal Army and higher level enciphered codes for the Royal Navy.[3]

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  1. ^ Heiber, p. 838
  2. ^ Kennedy, p. 729
  3. ^ Kennedy, p. 729

References[edit]

  • Heiber, Helmut, and Glantz, David M. (2005). Hitler and His Generals: Military Conferences 1942-1945. New York: Enigma Books. ISBN 1-929631-09-X. 
  • Kennedy, David M., Wagner, Margaret E., Osbourne, Linda Barrett, Reyburn, Susan, and the Staff of the Library of Congress (2007). The Library Congress World War II Companion. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney: Symon & Schuster. p. 982. ISBN 978-0-7432-5219-5.