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File Title War Cabinet. Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee. Meetings. January - December 1943. Numbers 1-65. Volume V
Reference CAB 81/91
Date 1943
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 1970

Description

A volume of meeting minutes of 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 British intelligence services; allied cooperation; communications security, censorship, and the leakage of information; reports on the Dieppe Raid (Operation Jubilee); security arrangements for Operation Torch; the interrogation of prisoners; assessments of Axis strength, including manpower, casualties, and oil resources; the possibility of a German collapse, and post-war planning; captured enemy documents; resistance movements; a review of the situation in the Western Desert; intelligence on German long range rockets; coordination of Mediterranean intelligence; and the war and reconstruction in East Asia.

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i War Cabinet. Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee. Meetings. January - December 1943. Numbers 1-65. Volume V 1943 Download PDF (2.50 MB)
iv Table of Contents 1943 Download PDF (7.73 MB)
1st 1. Military Information to Service Attaches; 2. Captured Enemy Documents; 3. Enemy Newspapers; 4. Provision of Personnel for the Inter-Services Topographical Department; 5. Duplication of Work by Departments Concerned in Collection of Information on the French Coast 1 January 1943 Download PDF (1.91 MB)
2nd 1. Contact with Yugoslav and Greek Irregulars; 2. Passages Relating to Political Questions in Service Intelligence Summaries; 3. Limits of Italian Strategy and Policy; 4. Western Desert Review; 5. Military Information to Service Attaches 5 January 1943 Download PDF (2.79 MB)
3rd 1. M.I.19 Reports; 2. German & Italian Armistice Commissions Captured in North Africa; 3. Report by Squadron Leader Ion; 4. Passages Relating to Political Questions in Service Intelligence Summaries 12 January 1943 Download PDF (1.86 MB)
4th 1. Contact with Yugoslav and Greek Irregulars; 2. Communications with Switzerland; 3. Report on Work of British Military Mission in Moscow; 4. Press Publicity; 5. Establishment of the I.S.S.B; 6. Middle East Intelligence Centre; 7. Weekly Meetings of Representatives of Country Sections of the Intelligence Directorates 19 January 1943 Download PDF (4.10 MB)
5th 1. Report on the Dieppe Raid; 2. British Military Mission in Moscow; 3. Middle East Intelligence Centre; 4. I.S.I.S. Questionnaire; 5. The Joint and Combined Intelligence Organisations in the United States; 6. Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre; 7. Optels 26 January 1943 Download PDF (3.06 MB)
6th 1. Information Required for Forthcoming Operations; 2. British Military Mission in Moscow; 3. Employment of Aliens in C.S.D.I.C. (UK); 4. Middle East Intelligence Centre; 5. Joint & Combined Intelligence Organisations in United States; 6. The Axis Oil Position in Europe; 7. Fisp Telegrams; 8. Review of J.I.C. Papers 2 February 1943 Download PDF (3.90 MB)
7th 1. Senior Intelligence Officer for C.O.; 2. Air Photograph Interpreter for C.O.H.; 3. Naval Intelligence Officer for C.O.H.; 4. Report on the Dieppe Raid 9 February 1943 Download PDF (2.52 MB)
8th 1. The British Military Mission in Moscow; 2. Visit of Brig.-General Kroner 16 February 1943 Download PDF (1.39 MB)
9th 1. British Military Mission in Moscow; 2. Security of Operation "Torch"; 3. Training of Personnel for Political Warfare Purposes in 1943; 4. Censorship Policy in Relation to Manpower 23 February 1943 Download PDF (3.38 MB)
10th 1. Prisoners of War 26 February 1943 Download PDF (1.48 MB)
11th 1. Security During Operation "Torch"; 2. Publicity as Regards Convictions and Sentences of Courts Martial in Security Cases; 3. O.S.S. in India; 4. Possible Developments in the Balkans; 5. Infra-Red Devices; 6. Meeting with General Kroner 2 March 1943 Download PDF (2.80 MB)
12th 1. British Military Mission in Moscow; 2. Grading of Intelligence; 3. Axis Forces in Tunisia; 4. Communications with Switzerland; 5. Publicity as Regards Convictions and Sentences of Courts Martial in Security Cases; 6. Censorship Policy in Relation to Manpower; 7. Intelligence Regarding German Strength on the Western Front; 8. Infra-Red Devices 9 March 1943 Download PDF (4.16 MB)
13th 1. Supplies for the Swiss Army 12 March 1943 Download PDF (1.40 MB)
14th 1. The British Military Mission in Moscow; 2. Russian Enquiry about American Naval Construction Programme; 3. Policy Regarding "Sibs"; 4. Re-Examination of 1943 Strategy Against Germany 16 March 1943 Download PDF (2.06 MB)
15th 1. Scope of Work of Sub-Committee; 2. Contact with Yugoslav and Greek Irregulars; 3. Special Beach Reconnaissance; 4. C.S.D.I.C. in M.E. & N.Africa; 5. Arrangements with U.S. Authorities Regarding C.S.D.I.C.; 6. Air Cover for South Coast of France; 7. Moscow Military Mission; 8. Security of Operation "Jubilee"; 9. Intelligence Regarding N. France 23 March 1943 Download PDF (4.74 MB)
16th 1. Meeting with Rear Admiral Miles; 2. Future Intelligence Organisation in the Balkans; 3. Infra Red Devices; 4. Publicity in Regard to Escape and Evasion Stories; 5. Security of Operation "Jubilee"; 6. P.R.U. Aircraft; 7. Strength of the German Air Force in August, 1943; 8. A Combined Allied Air Intelligence Staff; 9. The Defences of Tripoli 30 March 1943 Download PDF (4.02 MB)
17th 1. Cross Channel Operations; 2. Intelligence for the Office of the Chief Civil Affairs Officer; 3. Japanese Shipping Losses; 4. Reports of the I.S.T.D; 5. The Axis Oil Position; 6. German Shortages of Munitions of War 6 April 1943 Download PDF (3.19 MB)
18th 1. Reports of the I.S.T.D.; 2. J.I.C. Papers for Allied Force Headquarters, Algiers 9 April 1943 Download PDF (1.44 MB)
19th 1. Intelligence for the Office of the Chief Civil Affairs Officer; 2. Prisoners of War - Security; 3. C.S.D.I.C. in M.E. and North Africa; 4. Study of Enemy Psychology; 5. The British J.I.C. in Washington; 6. Disposal of Captured Enemy Civilian Documents 13 April 1943 Download PDF (3.54 MB)
20th 1. Visit of Sir Ronald Campbell; 2. Interchange of Publications between the Inter-Service Topographical Dept & The Political Warfare Executive 16 April 1943 Download PDF (2.75 MB)
21st 1. Cross-Channel Operations - Intelligence Arrangements; 2. Future Intelligence Organisation in the Balkans; 3. Information for the Russians; 4. German Plans and Intentions during the Summer and Autumn of 1943; 5. The British J.I.C. in Washington; 6. Information about Siberia; 7. The American Board of Economic Warfare in India 20 April 1943 Download PDF (4.01 MB)
22nd 1. Disposal of Captured Enemy Civilian Documents; 2. American Board of Economic Warfare in India; 3. Air Service to Russia - Ban on Photography 27 April 1943 Download PDF (1.97 MB)
23rd 1. Sphere of Responsibility and Function of the Intelligence Branch of the Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander (C.O.S.(S.A.C.)); 2. C.S.D.I.C. In North Africa; 3. The Middle East Intelligence Centre 4 May 1943 Download PDF (4.23 MB)
24th 1. Intelligence for the Office of the Chief Civil Affairs Officer; 2. Proposal for Immediate and Post-War Propaganda in the Argentine and Other Spanish Speaking Territories 7 May 1943 Download PDF (2.82 MB)
25th 1. Blechhammer Reconnaissance; 2. Sphere of Responsibility and Function of the Intelligence Branch of the Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander (C.O.S.S.A.C.); 3. Appreciation Required by C.O.S.S.A.C.; 4. Other Enquiries from C.O.S.S.A.C.; 5. Fighting Value of the Italians; 6. German Disintegration; 7. Intelligence for "Husky"; 8. Employment of a Norwegian Officer on the Staff of C.S.D.I.C.; 9. Reduction in the Staff Available to Prepare Certain Types of Most Secret Intelligence; 10. Reduction in Certain Censorship Staffs 11 May 1943 Download PDF (4.96 MB)
26th 1. The Middle East Intelligence Centre; 2. Censorship; 3. Sphere of Responsibility and Function of the Intelligence Branch of the Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander; 4. Disintegration of German Military Strength in the West; 5. German Casualties; 6. Employment of a Norwegian Officer on the Staff of C.S.D.I.C. 18 May 1943 Download PDF (3.16 MB)
27th 1. Possible German Action against Prisoners of War; 2. Civilian Requirements in Europe at the End of Hostilities; 3. C.O.S.S.A.C.; 4. Political Warfare Directives for Japan; 5. Brigadier Kirkman 25 May 1943 Download PDF (2.58 MB)
28th 1. Passing of Intelligence to Americans; 2. Brigadier Kirkman's Report on Intelligence Questions Arising from His Visit to the United States; 3. Azores; 4. Disposal of Captured Enemy Civilian Documents; 5. Axis Strategy - 1943 1 June 1943 Download PDF (3.05 MB)
29th 1. Meeting with Director of Military Intelligence (India); 2. Mid-Asiatic Bureau; 3. Establishment of the I.S.S.B.; 4. Japanese Interpreters 8 June 1943 Download PDF (3.82 MB)
30th 1. Japanese Interpreters; 2. German Manpower and Casualties; 3. A Certain Operation; 4. The Staff Requirements of I.S.T.D. 15 June 1943 Download PDF (1.92 MB)
31st 1. Proposal for Immediate and Post-War Propaganda in the Argentine and Other Spanish-Speaking Territories; 2. Telephone and Telegraph Intelligence-Italy; 3. Facilities for Collecting Intelligence in the Far East; 4. Censorship; 5. Irregular Seaplane Operations in the Eastern Mediterranean; 6. Bigot Procedure; 7. Intelligence for Planning; 8. Representation of the J.I.S. with the J.P.S. on Visit to Washington 22 June 1943 Download PDF (3.31 MB)
32nd 1. Employment of Dutch Personnel at the I.S.T.D.; 2. Intelligence Requirements of D.M.I. India 25 June 1943 Download PDF (1.13 MB)
33rd 1. British J.I.C. in Washington; 2. I.S.I.S. Reports on Norway; 3. Possibility of a Refugee Resistance Force after the Defeat of Germany; 4. Facilities for Collecting Intelligence in the Far East; 5. Irregular Seaplane Operations in the Eastern Mediterranean; 6. Organisation & Co-Ordination of Psychological Warfare. Press Guidance and Censorship in Field; 7. Visit of Director of Military Intelligence to North Africa; 8. Axis Oil Position in Europe - May 1943; 9. Enquiries from Russian Mission for Economic Intelligence; 10. Facilities for Personnel of No. 30 Military Mission; 11. Basic Handbooks; 12. Australian Representation on the J.I.S.; 13. Operation "Husky" - Possible Leakage of Information 29 June 1943 Download PDF (4.75 MB)
34th 1. Possibility of a Refugee Resistance Force after the Defeat of Germany; 2. Facilities for the Personnel of No.30 Military Mission; 3. Release of Economic Information; 4. Visit of Mr. Mason, O.S.S. 6 July 1943 Download PDF (1.83 MB)
35th 1. Staff Requirements of Inter-Service Topographical Department; 2. Post-War Relief - Release of Information from Inter-Services Topographical Department; 3. Organisations for the Collection and Collation of Intelligence; 4. Collection by Inter-Services Topographical Department of Information for Fire Defence of Certain European Towns 9 July 1943 Download PDF (1.88 MB)
36th 1. Co-Ordination Between Force Commanders and Service Attaches at Lisbon; 2. Intelligence in the Mediterranean; 3. Censorship; 4. Facilities for Collecting Intelligence in the Far East; 5. Future Intelligence Requirements; 6. German Long Range Rockets; 7. Manpower for the German Army; 8. Organisation for the Collection and Collation of Intelligence; 9. Meeting with Mr. E. Mason of the Office of Strategic Services; 10. Reports by Combined Intelligence Committee - "Japanese Intentions" and "Contribution of China to Allied Strategy" 13 July 1943 Download PDF (4.57 MB)
37th 1. Staff Requirements of the Special Interrogation Centres; 2. Economic Intelligence Requirements, Middle East; 3. Basic Economic and Other Handbooks; 4. Security Measures to Prevent Leakages Regarding Future Operations through Prisoners of War; 5. American Intelligence and Cognate Activities in India; 6. United States Bombardment Committee; 7. Postal and Telegraph Censorship Department 20 July 1943 Download PDF (3.40 MB)
38th 1. American Intelligence and Cognate Activities in India; 2. German Casualties and Manpower; 3. I.S.T.D. Requirements; 4. British J.I.C. in Washington 27 July 1943 Download PDF (3.69 MB)
39th 1. Record of American-British Conversations on Axis Oil; 2. American Intelligence and Cognate Activities in India; 3. Distribution of CX Reports Direct to I.S.T.D.; 4. Control of I.S.T.D. - Reorganisation; 5. Requirements of C.O.S.S.A.C. 3 August 1943 Download PDF (3.20 MB)
40th 1. Facilities for Collecting Intelligence in the Far East; 2. Photographic Reconnaissance of East Indies Oilfields and Refineries; 3. Inter-Services W/T Security Committee-Change of Secretary; 4. Inducement to Surrender of Japanese Forces; 5. Future Intelligence Needs Sub-Committee; 6. British J.I.C. in Washington 10 August 1943 Download PDF (2.06 MB)
41st 1. Use of Wireless in the United Kingdom; 2. "A.B.C." Booklets for Troops 13 August 1943 Download PDF (1.40 MB)
42nd 1. German Long Range Rocket; 2. Technical Intelligence Concerning Damage to Enemy Installations; 3. German Plans and Intentions During Second Half of 1943; 4. Immediate Intentions of the Badoglio Government; 5. Operations in the Mediterranean - Arrangements for Obtaining Special Information; 6. British J.I.C. in Washington; 7. Letter from Captain Wynne; 8. Security of Mansfield College 17 August 1943 Download PDF (1.93 MB)
43rd 1. Information for the Chinese; 2. Co-Ordination of Operational Security; 3. Mediterranean - Air Reconnaissance Reports on Defences; 4. Grading of I.S.I.S. Books; 5. British J.I.C. in Washington; 6. Intelligence Summaries 24 August 1943 Download PDF (2.01 MB)
44th 1. Security - Implications of Press Report; 2. Report by Brig. Kirkman on the Intelligence Aspects of "Quadrant"; 3. Visit of General Strong, Assistant Chief of Staff, United States; 4. Intelligence Organisation for South-East Asia Command; 5. Admiralty Handbooks on Foreign Fishing Fleets; 6. German Long Range Rocket - Operational Intelligence; 7. Intelligence Summaries 31 August 1943 Download PDF (3.02 MB)
45th 1. Security of British Government Messages at the Gibraltar Station of Cables and Wireless Limited; 2. Organisation of Non-Operational Intelligence in the Middle East and P.A.I. Force; 3. Security - Implications of Press Report; 4. Instructions to Unit Intelligence Officers in Methods of Interrogation of Prisoners of War; 5. British Prisoners of War in Italy; 6. Security of Planning European Relief Requirements; 7. Duplication of Intelligence Publications; 8. Basic Economic and Other Handbooks; 9. Intelligence Organisation for the South-East Asia Command 7 September 1943 Download PDF (4.12 MB)
46th 1. Security (Counter-Sabotage) of Trans-Persian Railway (Aid to Russia Route); 2. Co-Ordination of Intelligence of the Mediterranean Theatre; 3. Basic Economic and Other Handbooks; 4. Intelligence for Planning; 5. Staff Requirements of Inter-Services Topographical Department 14 September 1943 Download PDF (2.56 MB)
47th 1. Meeting with Brigadier O'Brien, D.D.M.I.(I) India; 2. Intelligence Liaison in Stockholm; 3. C.I.C. Charter - Proposed Amendment; 4. Probabilities of a German Collapse; 5. Intelligence from American Personnel Repatriated from the Far East; 6. Meeting of the J.I.C. (Country Sections); 7. Demands on the I.S.T.D. 21 September 1943 Download PDF (3.46 MB)
48th 1. Organisation of Non-Operational Intelligence in Middle East and Persia and Iraq; 2. German Strength in Italy; 3. Report by D.D.M.I.(I) India; 4. Sphere of Responsibility and Function of the Intelligence Branch of S.A.C. and Headquarters in the Field 28 September 1943 Download PDF (2.58 MB)
49th 1. Provision of Secret Topographical Intelligence; 2. Issue of J.I.C. Papers to the Air C.-in-C. Allied Expeditionary Force; 3. Transport of German Prisoners of War for Repatriation; 4. German Long Range Rockets; 5. Press; Reports of Statement by General Strong, Assistant Chief of Staff, U.S. 5 October 1943 Download PDF (2.31 MB)
50th 1. Brigadier Allen's Visit to Middle East; 2. J.I.C. Papers for C.O.S.S.A.C.; 3. C.S.D.I.C. In Mediterranean; 4. Operational Intelligence in Far East; 5. German Long Range Rocket; 6. Meeting with Mr. S.K. Hornbeck of U.S. J.I.C. 12 October 1943 Download PDF (5.09 MB)
51st 1. Linguists for Far East War and Subsequent Reconstruction; 2. Propaganda Material for South American Countries; 3. Photographic Intelligence of Western Mediterranean; 4. Operational Intelligence in Far East 15 October 1943 Download PDF (2.49 MB)
52nd 1. Organisation. of Non-Operational Intelligence in M.E. and Persia/Iraq; 2. German Long Range Rocket; 3. Treatment of J.I.S./J.P. Briefs; 4. Staff Reqts. of I.S.T.D.; 5. Security of British Government Messages at Gibraltar Station of Cable and Wireless Limited; 6. Visit of Senior Chinese Officers and Students to United Kingdom; 7. Operational Intelligence from S.O.E. Sources; 8. Germany's Ability to Continue the War After Concluding an Armistice with Russia; 9. Probabilities of a German Collapse 19 October 1943 Download PDF (3.66 MB)
53rd 1. Future Organisation of Intelligence; 2. Proposed Special Sub-Cttee of J.I.C.; 3. "Bodyline"; 4. Photographic Intelligence in the Western Mediterranean; 5. Effect of Russian Policy on British Strategic Interests; 6. Issue of Reports on a Certain Operation; 7. Transfer of German Divisions from Russia; 8. German Manpower and Equipment 26 October 1943 Download PDF (4.44 MB)
54th 1. Security of Cyphers of Allied Governments in Exile; 2. Use of W/T by the Allied Nations; 3. Messages from Enemy Wireless Stations 29 October 1943 Download PDF (2.07 MB)
55th German Long Range Rocket 31 October 1943 Download PDF (1.66 MB)
56th 1. German Long Range Rocket; 2. Braddock II; 3. German Manpower and Equipment; 4. Security of Cyphers Used by the Armed Forces of the French National Committee and Allied Govts. in Exile; 5. Visit of Senior Chinese Officers and Students to the United Kingdom 2 November 1943 Download PDF (2.96 MB)
57th 1. Sphere of Responsibility and Function of the Intelligence Branch of the S.A.C. and H.Q.S in the Field in the N.W. European Theatre of Operations; 2. German Cinema Films; 3. Operational Intelligence in Far East; 4. Pocket Guides for Troops; 5. Liaison with the Netherlands Government for Study of Japanese Oil Position; 6. Future Organisation of Intelligence; 7. Civil Intelligence Arrangements in the Event of a German Upheaval; 8. I.S.T.D. Staff Requirements; 9. Political Intelligence Centre, M.E; 10. Joint Intelligence Staff; 11. British Military Attache, Chungking 9 November 1943 Download PDF (4.03 MB)
58th 1. Captured Enemy Mail; 2. C.S.D.I.C. In North Africa; 3. Foreign Service and Civil Attaches; 4. Meeting with Major-General Grimsdale, Military Attache, Chungking; 5. French Deuxieme Bureau; 6. Information from the Political Intelligence Centre, Middle East; 7. Operational Intelligence in Far East 16 November 1943 Download PDF (3.31 MB)
59th 1. Far East - Enemy Scales of Attack; 2. Intelligence Staff for I.S.S.B. India; 3. Intelligence Staff for I.S.T.D. India 19 November 1943 Download PDF (1.71 MB)
60th 1. The Axis Oil Position in Europe - November 1943; 2. Enemy Oils and Fuels Committee; 3. Colonel Bassett's Visit to Washington; 4. Combined Liaison Committee in India; 5. Composition and Terms of Reference of J.I.C. Crossbow Sub-Committee; 6. Proposed Talk on the B.B.C. Concerning the Intelligence Corps; 7. Proposed Intelligence Liaison Visit from Persia/Iraq Command 23 November 1943 Download PDF (3.25 MB)
61st 1. Visit of D.N.I., Canada; 2. Provision of Intelligence - I.S. (0); 3. Economic Objectives for Bombing Attack; 4. "Crossbow"; 5. Grading of Intelligence; 6. Inducement to Surrender of Japanese Forces; 7. Basic Economic and Other Handbooks 30 November 1943 Download PDF (2.82 MB)
62nd 1. Report on Visit to Mediterranean Theatre by Chairman, I.S.(O); 2. French Mediterranean Coast - Air Reconnaissance; 3. Collection of Topographical Intelligence in Occupied Areas; 4. "Crossbow" in Relation to "Rankin"; 5. "Crossbow"; 6. U.N.R.R.A. - Terms for Neutral Countries; 7. Common Cypher System - Br/American; 8. Special Cypher Precautions Vis-a-Vis United States; 9. Russian Enquiry on Possible Use of Chemical Warfare by Germany; 10. Marking of Documents Containing Information from Most Secret Sources; 11. Photographic Intelligence in the Western Mediterranean; 12. Possible Developments in Germany Following on Defeat 7 December 1943 Download PDF (3.43 MB)
63rd 1. "Crossbow"; 2. Deserters from Enemy Armed Forces; 3. Report by Brigadier Kirkman on "Sextant"; 4. Emergency Return to the Continent; 5. Marking of Documents Containing Information from Most Secret Sources; 6. Secrecy Grading of Weekly Intelligence Reports; 7. Increase of, Staff for Inter-Service Topographical Department, India; 8. Conferences of Combined Chiefs of Staff 14 December 1943 Download PDF (3.86 MB)
64th 1. The Constitution and Staff of I.S. (O); 2. Carriage of I.S.T.D. Material by Air to India; 3. C.S.D.I.C. In North Africa 21 December 1943 Download PDF (2.30 MB)
65th 1. Fire Support of Seaborne Landings Against a Heavily Defended Coast; 2. "Crossbow"; 3. German Manpower and Casualties; 4. Visit of Colonel E.R.J. Ryan, Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, Persia/Iraq Command 28 December 1943 Download PDF (2.38 MB)
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