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File Title Committee of Imperial Defence, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee. Memoranda. June 1936 - May 1937. Papers Numbers JIC 1-35. Volume I
Reference CAB 56/2
Date June 1936 - May 1937
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 1 January 1992

Description

A volume of reports, memoranda and correspondence from 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 the manpower resources and armaments of the major nations; assessments of Japan's military capabilities and the strategic situation in East Asia, the Mediterranean and East Africa (including the defence of Hong Kong and Singapore); a strategic review of the Pacific Islands; observations on the effects of air raids in the Spanish Civil War; the existence of Nazi and fascist sympathisers and organisations in Britain and her Empire; details of German anti-aircraft defences; and the organisation of the intelligence services.

Document Title Date
i Front Matter Download PDF (1.59 MB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (1.46 MB)
1 Conclusions of the Chiefs of Staff at their 178th Meeting 30 June 1936 Download PDF (517 KB)
2 Notes on the Armament Supply to Certain Countries in the Event of War 1936/37. Memorandum by the War Office June 1936 Download PDF (8.33 MB)
3 Revised Functions and Working Arrangements of the Sub-Committee. Report 14 July 1936 Download PDF (1,004 KB)
4 Visits and/or Attachments of Japanese Officers to Units of the Three Services. Note by the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiralty 6 July 1936 Download PDF (1.30 MB)
5 List of Countries References to which are to be Included in the Report "The Principles Governing, and the Factors Affecting, the Forces which can be Mobilised and Maintained in the Field in Certain Countries in Time of War" 13 July 1936 Download PDF (455 KB)
6 Far East Appreciation. Note by the Secretary, Joint Planning Sub-Committee Covering Introduction and Appreciation of the Defences of Hong Kong and Singapore 30 July 1936 Download PDF (27.70 MB)
7 Far East Appreciation, Comments by the Deputy Director of Military Operations and Intelligence, War Office August 1936 Download PDF (1.65 MB)
8 Far East Appreciation. Comments by the Head of the Industrial Intelligence Centre August 1936 Download PDF (3.49 MB)
9 Far East Appreciation. Comments by the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiralty 9 September 1936 Download PDF (865 KB)
10 The Principles Governing and Factors Affecting the Size and Composition of Forces which can be Mobilised and Maintained in the Field by Certain Foreign Countries in Time of War 4 November 1936 Download PDF (8.62 MB)
11 Far Eastern Appreciation. Comments by the Deputy Director of Intelligence, Air Ministry 23 September 1936 Download PDF (1.02 MB)
12 Revised Functions and Working Arrangements of the Sub-Committee. Note by the Secretary Covering Letter from the Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence Dated 24th September to the Chiefs of Staff 26 September 1936 Download PDF (1.24 MB)
13 Far East Appreciation. Report on Certain Sections 7 October 1936 Download PDF (2.85 MB)
14 Man Power in Certain Foreign Countries. Memorandum by the Industrial Intelligence Centre 24 October 1936 Download PDF (6.55 MB)
15 Man Power in Certain Foreign Countries. Note by the Secretary 28 October 1936 Download PDF (1.60 MB)
16 Imperial Conference, 1937. Chiefs of Staff Review of Imperial Defence. Sections Prepared by the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 17 November 1936 Download PDF (5.51 MB)
17 Details of Numbers and Policy of Employment of Anti-Aircraft Guns and Searchlights in Germany. Letter Covering Memorandum from the D.M.O.I. War Office 2 December 1936 Download PDF (2.46 MB)
18 Man Power in Certain Foreign Countries. Tables Prepared by the Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, War Office 3 December 1936 Download PDF (1.79 MB)
19 The Estimated Preparedness for War of Great Britain and Certain Other Powers on 1st May, 1937. Note by the Secretary, Chiefs of Staff Sub-Committee and Minute by the Minister for Co-ordination of Defence 5 December 1936 Download PDF (1.97 MB)
20 Man Power in Certain Foreign Countries. Memorandum 11 February 1937 Download PDF (7.58 MB)
21 The Situation Regarding French Armament Factories and Reserves of Personnel and Materiel. Minutes by the Director of Military Operations and Intelligence 16 December 1936 Download PDF (4.47 MB)
22 Man Power in Certain Foreign Countries. Note by the Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, War Office 24 December 1936 Download PDF (1.77 MB)
23 Nazi and Fascist Party Organisations and Activities in British Territory. Memorandum 5 May 1937 Download PDF (5.65 MB)
24 Man Power in Certain Foreign Countries. Note from Mr. D. J. Morton Regarding J.I.C.22 13 January 1937 Download PDF (1.90 MB)
25 Foreign Armaments. Note by the Secretary 22 January 1937 Download PDF (1.39 MB)
26 Foreign Armaments. Report 16 February 1937 Download PDF (5.36 MB)
27 Review of the Military Situation in the Mediterranean, Middle East and North East Africa. Outline of Draft Appreciation by the Joint Planning Sub-Committee 19 February 1937 Download PDF (17.05 MB)
28 Far East Appreciation. Draft Prepared by the Joint Planning Sub-Committee 5 March 1937 Download PDF (32.84 MB)
29 Strategic Importance of the Pacific Islands. Telegrams to and from the Government of New Zealand 10 March 1937 Download PDF (1.61 MB)
30 Separation of Burma from India. Letter from the India Office 1 April 1937 Download PDF (1.67 MB)
31 Strategic Importance of the Pacific Islands. Memorandum 7 May 1937 Download PDF (29.64 MB)
32 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Correspondence Between the Admiralty and the Committee of Imperial Defence 22 April 1937 Download PDF (3.16 MB)
33 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Note by the Secretary Covering a Report by the Home Office, Air Raid Precautions Department 6 May 1937 Download PDF (40.50 MB)
34 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Note by the Secretary Covering a Letter from the Deputy Director of Intelligence, Air Ministry 7 May 1937 Download PDF (1.96 MB)
35 Planning for War with Germany. Note by the Secretary Covering a Letter from the Deputy Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence 19 May 1937 Download PDF (2.60 MB)
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