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File Title Ministry of Defence and Cabinet Office: Central Intelligence Machinery: Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee Later Committee: Minutes (JIC Series). Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee. Meetings 61 (0)-92 (0)
Reference CAB 159/2
Date 1 September 1947 - 31 December 1947
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 1994

Description

A volume of meeting minutes of the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee (JIC). The JIC was formed of representatives from the intelligence services, the armed services, and the Foreign Office. Its purpose was to assess military, security, and foreign policy requirements and coordinate Britain's intelligence organisations accordingly. The JIC members discussed a vast range of international and domestic issues in their meetings. In this file, subjects documented include Soviet development of atomic weapons; the military capabilities and worldwide intentions of the Soviet Union and its allies; the need for more Slavonic linguists in the intelligence services; the occupation of Germany; changes and efficiency savings in the organisation of British intelligence; the interrogation of defectors from the Eastern Bloc; negotiations for defence coordination with Palestine and India; proposals for the partition of Palestine; and possible reactions in the Arab world to a peace settlement in Palestine.

Document Title Date
i Front Cover 1 September 1947 Download PDF (731 KB)
ii Table of Contents 1 September 1947 Download PDF (4.75 MB)
61st 1. Restricted Air Force List - Exchange with Foreign Nations; 2. Intelligence on Biological Warfare; 3. Intelligence Exploitation of the Wannsee Institute - Professor Steinmann; 4. Release of Information to Sweden Concerning Operations in Norway 12 September 1947 Download PDF (3.29 MB)
62nd 1. Communism: Its Aims, Tenets and Policy; 2. Beach Reconnaissance of the Palestine Coast; 3. Military Intelligence on India; 4. Composition and Functions of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Far East 17 September 1947 Download PDF (2.94 MB)
63rd 1. Defence Negotiations with India and Pakistan; 2. Disclosure of Classified Information to India and Pakistan; 3. Military Intelligence in India and Pakistan; 4. Photographic Reconnaissance of South East Asia; 5. Probable Course of Development of Russian Intelligence and Political Activity in the British Zone of Germany; 6. Military Assistance for Czechoslovakia; 7. Economy in Manpower and Expenditure of Foreign Currency in Connection with Service Attaches; 8. Beach Reconnaissance of Palestine Coast 19 September 1947 Download PDF (6.34 MB)
64th 1.; 2. Status of Russian Atomic Energy Project; 3. Ministry of Supply Representation on the Joint Scientific and Joint Technical Intelligence Committees; 4. Chairmanship of the Joint Scientific and Joint Technical Intelligence Committees; 5. Beach Reconnaissance of the Palestine Coast; 6. Composition and Functions of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Far East; 7. Grant of Visas to Foreign Nationals 24 September 1947 Download PDF (7.89 MB)
65th 1. Review of Intelligence Organisation 1 October 1947 Download PDF (2.94 MB)
66th 1. Review of Intelligence Organisation - Middle East; 2. Grading of Minutes of J.I.C. Meetings; 3. Instructions for Use of "Guard" Procedure; 4. Accommodation for Service Attaches in Japan; 5. Ranks for the Naval and Air Attaches in Cairo 3 October 1947 Download PDF (3.85 MB)
67th 1. Soviet Pronouncements as an Indication of Future Intentions; 2. Review of Fundamental Arguments Regarding Certain Interests, Intentions and Capabilities; 3. Facilities Available to Service Attaches; 4.; 5. Possible Proposal by the Soviet Government, at the London Conference in November, 1947, for the Withdrawal of All Occupation Troops from Germany; 6. Armed Forces in the Far East; 7. Visit of the Chief of the Intelligence Division of the Control Commission for Germany; 8. Economy in Manpower and Expenditure of Foreign Currency in Connection with Service Attaches; 9. Anti-British Subversive Activities in the Middle East 8 October 1947 Download PDF (5.94 MB)
68th 1. Defence Negotations with India and Pakistan; 2. Admiralty Policy Regarding Disclosure of Information to the United States Navy; 3. Restricted Air Force List - Exchange with Foreign Nations; 4. Publication of Information Concerning the Organisation of Intelligence 10 October 1947 Download PDF (3.65 MB)
69th 1. Meeting with Lord Ismay of Wormington; 2. Forecast of World Situation 1956/60; 3. Threat of Arab Intervention in Palestine; 4. Admission of Foreign Engineers to British Factories 15 October 1947 Download PDF (3.52 MB)
70th 1. Economy in Manpower and Expenditure of of Foreign Currency in Connection with Service Attaches; 2. Organisation of a Central Index of Linguists; 3. Classification of Information Consequent Upon the United States Directive Regarding the Release of Military Information to the Commonwealth; 4. Review of Intelligence Organisation - Middle East; 5. 17 October 1947 Download PDF (3.13 MB)
71st 1. Meeting with the Chief of the Intelligence Division, Control Commission for Germany; 2. Repercussions and Implementation of the Proposal for the Partition of Palestine 22 October 1947 Download PDF (6.80 MB)
72nd 1. Lectures on Intelligence - Joint Services Staff College; 2.; 3. Publication of Information Concerning the Organisation of Intelligence; 4. Intelligence Exploitation - Professor Steinmann 24 October 1947 Download PDF (4.55 MB)
73rd 1. Meeting with Mr. C. Peake - H.M. Ambassador at Belgrade; 2.; 3. Revised Charter for the Joint Intelligence Bureau; 4. Summary of the Principal External Factors Affecting Commonwealth Security; 5. Admission of Foreign Engineers to British Factories; 6. Review of Fundamental Arguments Regarding Certain Interests, Intentions and Capabilities. J.I.C.(47) 59 (0) (T. of R.) 29 October 1947 Download PDF (5.34 MB)
74th 1. Study of Slavonic Languages; 2. Intelligence Exploitation - Professor Steinmann; 3. Joint Intelligence Staff; 4. Penetration of Radio Station in Germany by Undesirable Persons 31 October 1947 Download PDF (3.07 MB)
75th 1. Organisation of Intelligence in Germany; 2.; 3. Security Service Representation in Pakistan; 4. Repercussions and Implementation of the Proposal for the Partition of Palestine 5 November 1947 Download PDF (2.48 MB)
76th 1. Security of Military Secrets within the Ministry of Supply; 2. Soviet Pronouncements as an Indication of Future Intentions; 3. Clearance of Foreign Photo Cover to Non-Service Demanders; 4. Intelligence Exploitation of the Wannsee Institute - Expedition of the Komet along the Arctic Sea Route; 5. Matters Referred to the Joint Technical Warfare Committee 7 November 1947 Download PDF (4.07 MB)
77th 1. Organisation of Intelligence in Germany; 2. Review of Intelligence Organisations - 1947; 3. Visit of the Director of the Joint Intelligence Bureau to Canada and the U.S.A.; 4. 12 November 1947 Download PDF (2.42 MB)
78th 1. Revised Charter for the Joint Intelligence Burea; 2. Request for Information Arising from Air Cover of India; 3. Likelihood and Implications of a Proposal to Withdraw All Occupation Troops from Germany; 4. Composition and Functions of Joint Intelligence Committees in Theatres Overseas; 5. Study of Slavonic Languages; 6. Soviet Intentions in Europe - Report by the Foreign Office 14 November 1947 Download PDF (5.66 MB)
79th 1. Likelihood and Implications of a Proposal for the Withdrawal of All Occupation Troops from Germany; 2. Russian Recruitment and Training of Former Members of the German Armed Forces; 3. Entry of Certain Foreign Nationals into the United Kingdom 18 November 1947 Download PDF (2.97 MB)
80th 1. Secretary's Minute J.I.C./1293/47; 2. International Brigades; 3. Assistance to J.I.C.s Abroad; 4. Forecast of the World Situation 1956/60. Estimate of Military Capabilities of the United Kingdom, British Commonwealth and the United States; 5. Review of the Intelligence Organisation in the Middle East - J.I.C.(47) 35 Final; 6. Scandinavia - Common Defence Policy; 7. British Military Mission to the Soviet Zone of Germany - (Brixmis) 19 November 1947 Download PDF (5.72 MB)
81st 1. Guidance for Official Historians; 2. Appointment of service Attach at Manila; 3. Release of Information on Operational Research; 4. Russian Recruitment and Training of Former Members of the German Armed Forces; 5. Security of Military Secrets Within the Ministry of Supply; 6. Photographic Reconnaissance of South East Asia; 7. Classification of Information Consequent upon the United States Policy for the Release of Information to the United Kingdom; 8. World Assembly for Moral Rearmament - Participation of Service Personnel; 9. Disposal of Palestine Police Records of Intelligence Interest; 10. 21 November 1947 Download PDF (6.66 MB)
82nd 1. Russian Recruitment and Training of Former Members of the German Armed Forces; 2. Location for the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East; 3. Treatment of the British Military Attach in Moscow; 4. Scandinavia - Common Defence Policy; 5. Entry of Certain Nationals into the United Kingdom; 6. Penetrations of Radio Stations in Germany by Undesirable Persons; 7. Soviet Pronouncement as an Indication of Future Intentions; 8. Intelligence Lectures for the Imperial Defence College; 9.; 26 November 1947 Download PDF (5.14 MB)
83rd 1. Entry of Certain Foreign Nationals into the United Kingdom; 2. Intelligence Lectures for the Imperial Defence College; 3. Organisation of Intelligence in Germany; 4. Review of Intelligence Organisation - Future of Political Intelligence Centre, M.E.; 5. Information Contained in the Estimates for the Service Departments and the Ministry of Supply; 6. Intelligence Exploitation - Professor Steinmann 28 November 1947 Download PDF (8.93 MB)
84th 1. Overture to Overlord; 2. Employment of Aliens on Defence Work; 3. Exchange of Information with the French; 4.; 5. Intelligence Functions of the British Service Mission to Burma 1 December 1947 Download PDF (4.25 MB)
85th 1. Review of Intelligence Organisations 1947; 2. Movements of Certain Troops Outside Their Own Territory Except in the Far East; 3. Entry of Certain Foreign Nationals into the United Kingdom; 4. Possibility of War Before 1956; 5. Joint Planning Staff Requirements from J.I.C.;6. Procedure for Handling Certain Foreign Nationals; 7. Probability and Implications of a Greater Syria; 8. Russian Knowledge of the Atomic Bomb 3 December 1947 Download PDF (9.44 MB)
86th 1. Beach Reconnaissance in the Middle East; 2. Future of Political Intelligence Centre, M.E.; 3. Repercussions of the Implementations of the Proposals for the Future of Palestine; 4. Imperial Defence College - Security; 5. Joint Intelligence Bureau - Australia; 6. The Study of Slavonic Languages; 7. Organisations of a Central Index of Linguists; 8. Disclosure of Classified Information to India and Pakistan 5 December 1947 Download PDF (5.22 MB)
87th 1. Russian Knowledge of the Atomic Bomb; 2. Review of Intelligence Organisations 1947; 3. Entry of a Certain Foreign National into the U.K.; 4. Passing of Information to the Italians; 5. Disclosure of Classified Military Information to India and Pakistan; 6. Threat of Arab Intervention in Palestine; 7. Short Term Russian Intentions in Persia; 8. Departure of Major General G.W.R. Templer 10 December 1947 Download PDF (8.51 MB)
88th 1. Composition and Functions of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Far East; 2. Joint Intelligence Delegation to Germany; 3. Technical Assistance to Czechoslovakia; 4. Publication of Service Statistics - Proposal to Publish Quarterly Schedule of Strengths 12 December 1947 Download PDF (3.95 MB)
89th 1. Review of Intelligence Organisations 1947; 2. Movement of Russians Troops Outside the U.S.S.R. Except in the Far East; 3. Military Implications of a Federation of Balkan States; 4. Entry of a Certain Foreign National into the United Kingdom; 5. Christmas Arrangements - 1947 17 December 1947 Download PDF (4.14 MB)
90th 1 Review of Intelligence Organisations 1947; 2. Review of Intelligence Organisations 1947-Chairman for the Joint Scientific Intelligence Committee 18 December 1947 Download PDF (4.17 MB)
91st 1. Chairmanship of the Joint Scientific and Joint Technical Intelligence Committees; 2. Grading of Minutes of J.I.C. Meetings; 3. Intelligence Summaries in the Middle East; 4. Joint Intelligence Delegation to Germany; 5. Technical Assistance to Czechoslovakia; 6. Technical Assistance to Swedene 19 December 1947 Download PDF (3.62 MB)
92nd 1. Review of Intelligence Organisations 1947; 2. Review of Intelligence Organisations 1947 - Ministry of Defence Working Party; 3. Review of Intelligence Organisations 1947 - Chairman for the Joint Scientific Intell.Cte; 4. Secretary of the Joint Intelligence Committee Far East; 5. Sigint Intelligence Requirements 1948; 6. Defence of the United Kingdom - Appreciation for the Home Defence Committee 23 December 1947 Download PDF (3.60 MB)
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