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File Title Committee of Imperial Defence. Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee. Memoranda. June 1937 - June 1938. Papers Numbers JIC 36-70. Volume II
Reference CAB 56/3
Date June 1937 - June 1938
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 organisation of the intelligence services; reports on air warfare and the effects of bombing in the Spanish Civil War; the military strength and mobilisation capabilities of the major nations; estimates of the potential scale of German air attacks on the United Kingdom; a report of the interrogation of a German spy caught entering England; and possible Spanish territorial concessions to Italy in exchange for assistance to Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War.

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i Committee of Imperial Defence. Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee. Memoranda. June 1937 - June 1938. Papers Numbers JIC 36-70. Volume II Download PDF (917 KB)
ii Table of Contents Download PDF (1.53 MB)
36 German Activities in the Irish Free State. Note by the Secretary Covering a Letter from Sir Vernon Kell to Sir R. Vansittart 21 June 1937 Download PDF (6.23 MB)
37 Inter-Services Intelligence Bureau in Malta. Correspondence Between O/C Troops, Malta and Service Departments 15 September 1937 Download PDF (4.03 MB)
38 Comparison of the Strength of Great Britain with That of Certain Other Nations as at 1st November, 1937. Terms of Reference 16 September 1937 Download PDF (20.09 MB)
39 Comparison of the Strength of Great Britain with That of Certain Other Nations. Revised Terms of Reference 21 September 1937 Download PDF (426 KB)
40 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report No. 1. Anti-Aircraft (Artillery) Defence 6 October 1937 Download PDF (7.77 MB)
41 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report No. 2. Effects of Air Attack on Fuel Oil Storage 6 October 1937 Download PDF (1.85 MB)
42 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report No. 4. Low-Flying Attack on Land Forces 6 October 1937 Download PDF (13.63 MB)
43 Estimate of the Maximum Land and Air Forces Which might be Made Available for Active Operation within One Month of Mobilisation as at 1st October, 1937. Revised Annex to Paper No. J.I.C. 10 29 September 1937 Download PDF (424 KB)
44 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report No. 1 - Anti-Aircraft (Artillery) Defence. Comments Submitted by the War Office 4 October 1937 Download PDF (1.26 MB)
45 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Reports Nos. 1, 2 and 4. Conclusions by the Chiefs of Staff Sub-Committee 22 October 1937 Download PDF (1.35 MB)
46 Minutes of Meetings. Minute from Minister for Co-ordination of Defence to Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence 23 November 1937 Download PDF (750 KB)
47 Estimated Scale of Air Attack on England in the Event of War with Germany. Note by Secretary Covering a Conclusion of the Committee of Imperial Defence 25 November 1937 Download PDF (1.20 MB)
48 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report No. 3. Air Attack on Ships 17 February 1938 Download PDF (44.09 MB)
49 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report No. 5. Effects of Air Attack on Oil Fuel Storage 25 April 1938 Download PDF (10.62 MB)
50 Italian Concessions in Spain. Note by Secretary Covering Terms of Reference 10 December 1937 Download PDF (1.40 MB)
51 Italian Concessions in Spain. Preliminary Note by the Head of the Industrial Intelligence Centre 14 December 1937 Download PDF (1.52 MB)
52 Italian Concessions in Spain. Summary of Information Obtained by the Air Ministry 14 December 1937 Download PDF (3.72 MB)
53 Italian Concessions in Spain. Note by the Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, War Office 14 December 1937 Download PDF (2.11 MB)
54 Italian Concessions in Spain. Report 17 December 1937 Download PDF (4.83 MB)
55 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report No. 3. Air Attack on Ships. Note by Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, War Office 22 December 1937 Download PDF (810 KB)
56 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report No. 3 - Air Attack on Ships. Note by D.D.N.I. Admiralty 24 January 1938 Download PDF (2.26 MB)
57 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report No. 3 - Air Attack on Ships. Note by the Deputy Director of Air Intelligence Giving Air Staff Views on Paper No. J.I.C. 48 and on Notes thereon by D.D.N.I. and D.D.M.I. 4 February 1938 Download PDF (2.83 MB)
58 Situation in the Event of War Against Germany. Terms of Reference for Revised Annex to Paper No. J.I.C. 10 16 March 1938 Download PDF (904 KB)
59 Estimate of the Maximum Land and Air Forces which might be Made Available for Active Operation within One Month of Mobilisation as at 1st April, 1938. Revised Annex to Paper No. J.I.C. 10 31 March 1938 Download PDF (5.58 MB)
60 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report No. 3. Air Attack on ships. Conclusions of the Chiefs of Staff Sub-Committee 5 April 1938 Download PDF (516 KB)
61 Press Supplements: Information of Value to an Enemy. Note by Secretary 13 April 1938 Download PDF (863 KB)
62 Proposal to Set Up a Sub-Committee on Note by Secretary Covering Air Warfare. Letter from D.D.N.I. 9 May 1938 Download PDF (1.38 MB)
63 Proposal to Set Up a Sub-Committee on Air Warfare. Note by Secretary Covering a Letter from the Director, Industrial Intelligence Centre 11 May 1938 Download PDF (882 KB)
64 Spain: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report No. 6. The Control of the Straits of Gibraltar, July to October, 1936 12 June 1938 Download PDF (11.57 MB)
65 Proposal to Set Up a Sub-Committee on Air Warfare. Note by Secretary 25 May 1938 Download PDF (1.36 MB)
66 The Spanish Civil War. Position in the Straits of Gibraltar, Note by the Secretary Covering Letter from Foreign Office to Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence 27 May 1938 Download PDF (819 KB)
67 Press Supplements: Information of Value to an Enemy. Memorandum by the Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, War office 1 June 1938 Download PDF (1.41 MB)
68 Press Supplements: Information of Value to an Enemy. Report. 20 June 1938 Download PDF (2.42 MB)
69 Spanish Civil War: Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Note by Secretary Covering Letter from the Secretary, Sub-Committee on Bombing and Anti-Aircraft Experiments 10 June 1938 Download PDF (1.51 MB)
70 Intelligence Regarding Air Warfare. Report 28 June 1938 Download PDF (4.06 MB)
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