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File Title Committee of Imperial Defence. Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee. Sub-Committee on Air Warfare
Reference CAB 56/6
Date October 1938 - March 1939
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 1 January 1992

Description

A volume of meeting minutes and reports 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. This file summarises the findings of a committee formed to investigate the use of air power in the Spanish Civil War and the Sino-Japanese War. The documents include reports on the use of aircraft to attack various targets including factories, communications networks, oil storage sites, ports, dockyards, and ships; bombing and strafing techniques and the effects produced by various methods; the involvement of German and Italian air force personnel in the Spanish Civil War; and anti-aircraft defence, air raid precautions, and the use of camouflage.

Document Title Date
i Front Cover Download PDF (1.06 MB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (1,003 KB)
1st Minutes of Meeting Held on 26th October, 1938; (1) Preliminary Discussion; (2) Replies from the Assistant Military Attache, Barcelona, to a War Office Questionnaire 26 October 1938 Download PDF (2.41 MB)
2nd Minutes of Meeting Held on 2nd November, 1938; (1) Framework of Reports on Subjects for Examination 2 November 1938 Download PDF (1.62 MB)
3rd Minutes of Meeting Held on 19th December, 1938; (1) Report No. 2. Air Attack on Sea Communications; (2) Progress Made in other Reports 19 December 1939 Download PDF (1,015 KB)
4th Minutes of the Meeting Held 18th January, 1939; (1) Report No. 6. Air Attack on Industry; (2) Progress Made in other Reports; (3) Date of Next Meeting 18 January 1939 Download PDF (1,016 KB)
5th Minutes of Meeting Held on 3rd February, 1939; (1) Report No. 6 - Air Attack on Industry; (2) Report No. 3 - Air Co-operation with Land Forces; (3) Progress Made in other Reports 3 February 1939 Download PDF (969 KB)
6th Minutes of the Meeting Held 17th February, 1939; (1) Report on 'Effect of Air Warfare on Internal Communications; (2) Report on 'Air Attack on Oil Fuel Storage.); (3) Report on 'Air Co-operation with Naval Forces'; (4) Report on 'Air Defence' 17 February 1939 Download PDF (1.65 MB)
1 Composition and Terms of Reference 13 October 1938 Download PDF (637 KB)
2 List of Questions Propose by the Qar Office for Consideration by the Sub-Committee 14 October 1938 Download PDF (629 KB)
3 Replies from the Assistant Military Attache, Barcelona, to a War Office Questionnaire 14 October 1938 Download PDF (3.40 MB)
4 List of Questions Proposed by the Admiralty for Consideration of the Sub-Committee 14 October 1938 Download PDF (1.09 MB)
5 List of Questions Proposed by the Industrial Intelligence Centre for Consideration of the Sub-Committee 20 October 1938 Download PDF (707 KB)
6 Report No. 1. Air Attack on Sea Communications during the Spanish Civil War, July, 1936 to November, 1938, and the Sino-Japanese Hostilities, July, 1937 to November; 1938 7 December 1938 Download PDF (27.78 MB)
7 Report No. 2. Air Co-operation with Land Forces in Spain from July 1936 to December 1938 and in China from July, 1937 to December 1938 21 February 1938 Download PDF (20.12 MB)
8 Report No. 3. Air Attack on Industry in Operations in Spain from July, 1936 to Dec. 1938 and in China from July, 1937 to Dec. 1938 21 February 1939 Download PDF (8.38 MB)
9 Report No. 4. Effects of Air Warfare on Internal Communications in Operations in Spain from July, 1936 to December, 1939, and in China from July, 1937 to December, 1938 23 February 1939 Download PDF (21.06 MB)
10 Report No. 5. Active Air Defence and Passive Air Defence in the Field in Spain from July, 1936 to Dec, 1938 and in China July,37 to Dec 1938 29 March 1939 Download PDF (23.40 MB)
11 Dissolution of the Sub-Committee. Note by the Secretary, Joint Intelligence Sub-Cttee 27 March 1939 Download PDF (384 KB)
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