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Document Title Miscellaneous Correspondence with the Prime Minister
Reference CAB 163/3
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Intelligence Organisation and Administration, Intelligence Operations, Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific
Countries Abyssinia, Algeria, Belgian Congo, Belgium, Chad, China, Corsica, Crete, Cuba, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sardinia, Scotland, Sicily, South Africa, Soviet Union, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports
Organisations Abwehr, Chiefs of Staff, Foreign Office, Geheime Staatspolizei, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee, Joint Intelligence Staff, Joint Planning Staff, Joint Staff Mission, Ministry of Economic Warfare, Naval Intelligence Division, Secret Intelligence Service, Security Service, Inter-Services Security Board, Ministry of Defence
People Clement Attlee, Denis Capel-Dunn, Winston Churchill, Francis Davidson, Dwight Eisenhower, John Godfrey, Hermann Göring, Thomas Haddon, Adolf Hitler, Leslie Hollis, Hastings Ismay, Francis Inglis, Ian Jacob, Edward King-Salter, Stewart Menzies, Desmond Morton, Erwin Rommel, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Josef Stalin, Geoffrey Vickers

Description

A file of miscellaneous correspondence, memoranda, and reports concerning British intelligence gathering and organisation during the Second World War. Subjects discussed in the documents include the arrival and imprisonment of German agents in Britain; the disposal of confidential documents; the distribution of intelligence reports within the British government, including complaints from Winston Churchill that information was withheld from him; the effects of Allied air raids on Germany and Italy; Japanese shipping losses; German troop morale in Norway; the activities of Nazi collaborators from the Soviet Union; German air and naval strength in the Mediterranean; a summary of events in Rhodes following the Italian surrender in September 1943; and a personal message sent by Joseph Stalin to Franklin D. Roosevelt in June 1943 in which Stalin objected to the Anglo-American delay in invading Western Europe, along with Winston Churchill's reply to Stalin and British intelligence correspondence discussing what the reply should be.

Keywords

British intelligence organisation, classified documents, disposal of documents, espionage, infiltrating foreign countries, non-British agents, finances, captured documents, interrogation, military commanders, German army, agents, surrender, Italian Campaign, assessing enemy strength, occupation arrangements, occupied Norway, manpower, German morale, leakage of information, public statements, second front, cover plans, collapse of Fascist Italy, military situation reports, German air force, military dispositions, tanks, Anglo-Italian relations, liaison, British citizens abroad, personnel, Royal Navy, artillery, coastal defence, American-Soviet relations, diplomatic signals, politicians, Allied strategy, German war effort, manpower reductions, Soviet renegades, collaborators, German propaganda, fortifications, Desert War, troop movements, German withdrawal, transportation, roads, geographic intelligence, railways, intelligence gathering, eavesdropping, prisoners of war, Vichy regime, intelligence distribution, intelligence channels, effects of bombing, ports, casualties, Japanese navy, Pacific War, warships, industry, aerial reconnaissance, shipping

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