Document Title Future Organisation of Intelligence: Papers Relating to the Communication of Intelligence Reports in Wartime and the Post War Period
Reference CAB 163/6
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Intelligence Organisation and Administration
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Burma, Canada, China, Crete, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Gold Coast, Great Britain, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Korea, Libya, Malaya, Malta, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Persia, Poland, Russia, Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America
Document Type Reports, Correspondence, Meeting Minutes
Organisations Axis Planning Section, British Joint Services Mission, Central Intelligence Agency, Committee of Imperial Defence, Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Directorate of Military Intelligence, Foreign Office, Future Operations (Enemy) Section, Government Code and Cypher School, Industrial Intelligence Centre, Intelligence Section (Operations), Inter-Service Intelligence Committee, Joint Intelligence Bureau, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee, Joint Intelligence Committee (Washington), Joint Intelligence Staff, Joint Planning Committee, Joint Planning Staff, Joint Staff Mission, League of Nations, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Economic Warfare, Naval Intelligence Division, Political Warfare Executive, Secret Intelligence Service, Security Service, Services Liaison Department, Situation Report Centre, Special Operations Executive, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, United Nations, Inter-Services Topographical Department, Inter-Services Security Board, Security Sub-Committee
People Andrew Barnard, Frederick Beaumont-Nesbitt, Edward Bridges, Alexander Cadogan, Denis Capel-Dunn, Victor Cavendish-Bentinck, Andrew Cunningham, Francis Davidson, John Gardiner, Paul Gleadell, John Godfrey, Thomas Haddon, Maurice Hankey, William Hayter, Leslie Hollis, Hastings Ismay, Francis Inglis, Edward King-Salter, Peter Loxley, Stewart Menzies, Douglas Packard, Lawrence Pendred, David Petrie, Edmund Rushbrooke, Percy Sillitoe, John Sinclair, Ralph Skrine Stevenson, Kenneth Strong, Geoffrey Vickers


A file of reports, correspondence, and meeting minutes relating to the organisation of British intelligence during and immediately after the Second World War. The earlier items in the file focus on the duties and responsibilities of the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee (JIC), including the committee's charter; liaison with government departments and British intelligence committees abroad; a brief history of the JIC since 1936; and the structure of British intelligence distribution. Later items concern British intelligence more generally, including post-war intelligence requirements; plans for post-war defence organisation; the need for better economic intelligence during and after the war; responsibility for the production of reports; the centralisation of British intelligence; and the exchange of information with American intelligence services.


British intelligence organisation, intelligence reports, intelligence distribution, information sharing, American intelligence services, Anglo-American relations, air raid precautions, threat of war with the USSR, air power, bombing, defence, contingency planning, assessing enemy strength, predicting enemy intentions, allies, intelligence channels, cover plans, operations planning, deception, intelligence services responsibilities, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee duties, liaison, intelligence requirements, personnel, colonies, empire, communism, politics, economic intelligence, intelligence funding, aircraft, air raids, economic warfare, blockades, military intelligence, propaganda, political warfare, censorship, communications interception, topographical intelligence, photographic reconnaissance, aerial reconnaissance, industrial intelligence, technology, weapons development, scientific research, post-war planning, diplomatic intelligence, foreign policy, geographic intelligence, inter-services cooperation, signals, air intelligence, captured documents, shipping, military supplies, military situation reports

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