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Document Title Wartime Intelligence Reports and Codeword Documents to the Prime Minister Which have been Removed from Sir Winston Churchill's Papers at the Chartwell Trust Archives
Reference CAB 163/10
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Intelligence Gathering and Surveillance, Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America
Countries Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Corsica, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Hungary, Indochina, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Soviet Union, Syria, Turkey, United States of America, Yugoslavia
Document Type Reports, Correspondence, Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee, Security Service, Ministry of Defence
People Harold Alexander, Edward Bridges, Dwight Eisenhower, Charles de Gaulle, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Erwin Rommel, Josef Stalin

Description

A file of intelligence reports and correspondence sent to and from the British prime minister in the years 1940 to 1945. The file consists largely of Winston Churchill's correspondence with British military commanders regarding the contents of intercepted German, French, and Japanese communications on the military situation throughout the war and across different theatres of operations, including North Africa, Italy, Western Europe, and the Pacific. The file also contains transcriptions and summaries of items, such as a communiqu� from the Japanese naval attach� in Berlin to the Japanese government in late 1944, containing an optimistic appraisal of Germany's military position across Europe. Other subjects covered by documents in this file include the number of U-boats destroyed in the Battle of the Atlantic; German troop movements prior to D-Day; French naval activities; the bombing of French factories that were producing munitions for the German war effort; and De Gaulle's suspicion of British and American expansionist motives which had "become an obsession".

Keywords

bombing, air raids, factories, Anglo-French relations, chemical warfare, convoys, politicians, naval intelligence, naval warfare, French navy, German air force, German navy, German U-boats, German army, colonies, empire, Arab world, military operations, military intelligence, Pacific War, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee duties, code words, cyphers, telegraph communications, military situation reports, signals, intelligence channels, predicting enemy intentions, tanks, manpower, assessing enemy strength, defence, geographic intelligence, fortifications, mapping, intelligence distribution, German-Italian relations, diplomatic intelligence, conferences, allies, diplomatic officials, casualties, Battle of the Atlantic, military strength, military organisation, troop movements, communications interception, communications, German-Japanese relations, recruitment, training, Vichy regime, submarines, French armed forces, Japanese navy, United States Navy, imperialism, French politics, armaments, weapons production, industry, German propaganda, air power, attach�s, Eastern Front, missiles, rockets

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