0095

File Title War Cabinet. Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee. Memoranda. September - December 1939. Papers Numbers JIC 1-37. Volume V
Reference CAB 81/95
Date 1 September 1939 - 31 December 1939
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 1970

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 a report on German intentions, foreign policy, military strength, armaments, and economic resources; the organisation of the Middle East Intelligence Centre; Anglo-French cyphers; German aerial attacks and bombing during the invasion of Poland; possible German breaches of international law; a report on the vulnerability of Soviet oil supplies; the communication of British foreign policy to military commanders in the Middle East; and possible measures to be taken in the event of a German invasion of Belgium and the Netherlands.

Document Title Date
i War Cabinet. Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee. Memoranda. September - December 1939. Papers Numbers JIC 1-37. Volume V 1 September 1939 Download PDF (2.62 MB)
iii Table of Contents 1 September 1939 Download PDF (3.15 MB)
1 Naval, Military, And Air Situation. Weekly Resumé Of: Note by Secy. On: 6 September 1939 Download PDF (1.29 MB)
2 International Law. German Observance Of: Note by Secy. 10 September 1939 Download PDF (632 KB)
3 Middle East. Communication of Information to Commanders-in-Chief In: Note by Deputy Director of Military Intelligence (Information) War Office. Note by Secy. Circulating: 10 September 1939 Download PDF (7.56 MB)
4 Naval, Military, And Air Situation. Weekly RéSumé Of: Letter from Deputy Director of Military Intelligence (Intelligence). Note by Secy. Circulating: 10 September 1939 Download PDF (1.78 MB)
5 Naval, Military, And Air Situation. Weekly Résumé (No. 2). Note by Secy. 12 September 1939 Download PDF (1.24 MB)
6 International Law. German Observance Of: Draft Report For C.O.S. 11 September 1939 Download PDF (4.27 MB)
7 Middle East Intelligence Centre. Scope Of: Memo. by Director of Military Intelligence, W.O. Note by Secy. Covering: 14 September 1939 Download PDF (3.11 MB)
8 Anglo-French Cypher. Production for Use by Overseas Commanders. Note by Secy. Covering Memoranda by General Jamet and General Gamelin On: 15 September 1939 Download PDF (1.83 MB)
9 International Law. German Observance Of: Note by Secy. Covering Telegram from Sir H. Kennard(No.444) 21 September 1939 Download PDF (1.85 MB)
10 Middle East Intelligence Centre. Scope Of: Note by Secy. Covering W.O. Proposals for an Intelligence Section of, Dealing with Italy and the Balkans, In Substitution for those in J.I.C(39)7 21 September 1939 Download PDF (2.27 MB)
11 Anglo-French Cypher. Production for Use by Overseas Commanders. Note by Secy. Covering Statement by Government Code and Cypher School 22 September 1939 Download PDF (1.88 MB)
12 Naval, Military, and Air Situation. Weekly Resume. Note by Secy. 26 September 1939 Download PDF (682 KB)
13 Holland And/Or Belgium. Overrunning Of, By Germany: Measures to be Taken in the Event Of: Note by Secy. Circulating C.O.S.(39)53, Minute from Minister for Co-ordination of Defence 28. 9.39, Forwarding to Chairman, C.O.S., Letter from Lord Hankey to Lord Chatfield,(27.9.39) (Anx. & Enc.) 28 September 1939 Download PDF (3.13 MB)
14 Anglo-French Cypher. Report; Enclosure: Draft Reply to Gen. Jamet's Memol No.65/3/E.M.D.N.; Annex I: Memo. for Lt. Colonel Ledman; Annex II: Memo. for Chief of Army General Staff (2nd. Bureau); Annex III: Extract from Letter 698/3/EM. Col. 6.7.39 2 October 1939 Download PDF (3.98 MB)
15 Belgium And/Or Holland. Overrunning Of, By Germany. Measures to be Taken; Report by Joint Intelligence Sub-Cttee. In Collaboration with the Intelligence Dept. of Ministry of Economic Warfare; Appendix I: Maritime Resources; " II: Air "; " III: Chief Industries of Belgium and Holland; " IV: Estimated Commodity Stocks; " V: Transport Resources; VI: Armaments. Land, Sea, And Air 4 October 1939 Download PDF (17.16 MB)
16 Secret Weapon, German. Note by Secy. Covering C.O.S. Conclusions, Giving Instructions to J.I.C. Sub-Cttee. To Examine Suggestions 5 October 1939 Download PDF (586 KB)
17 Belgium And/Or Holland. Overrunning Of, By Germany. Measures To Be Taken; Note by Director of Intelligence, Ministry of Economic Warfare, Relative to Keeping Watch on Export Licensing Arrangements, And To Possible Purchase by the French of Output of Bor Copper Mines in Yugoslavia 4 October 1939 Download PDF (797 KB)
18 German Secret Weapon. Report 9 October 1939 Download PDF (5.42 MB)
19 Aden. Security and Secret Service Organisations At: Extracts from Report by Head of Middle East Intelligence Centre and Telegram from Middle East Intelligence Centre. Note by Secy. Covering: 9 October 1939 Download PDF (3.88 MB)
20 International Law. German Observance. Note by Secy. 19 October 1939 Download PDF (650 KB)
21 Middle East Intelligence Centre. Organisation Of: Note by Secy Covering Telegram From: 22 October 1939 Download PDF (2.41 MB)
22 Allied Commands Overseas. Exchange Of Secret Communications Between: Note by Secy. Covering Translations Of Note by French Representatives To Anglo-French Liaison Secn 27 October 1939 Download PDF (1.23 MB)
23 International Law. German Observance: Note by Secy. Covering Report on Action Taken by Germany Against Neutral Ships Carrying British Exports 27 October 1939 Download PDF (2.27 MB)
24 Prisoners of War. German: Photographs and Interviews Of: Note by Director of Intelligence, Air Ministry 2 November 1939 Download PDF (589 KB)
25 Prisoners of War. German: Photographs and Interviews Of: Draft Report 7 November 1939 Download PDF (1.13 MB)
26 Russia: Oil Supplies: Vulnerability Of: Note by Secy. Covering Letter from Minister of Supply to S/S Foreign Affairs Emphasising: 6 November 1939 Download PDF (2.30 MB)
27 Russia. Oil Supplies. Vulnerability Of: Note by Secy. Covering Summary of Comments on J.I.C.(39)26 8 November 1939 Download PDF (2.42 MB)
28 Russia. Oil Supplies. Vulnerability Of: Note by Secy. Covering Fresh Draft of Paragraph 6, Of J.I.C.(39)27 15 November 1939 Download PDF (1.13 MB)
29 Russia. Oil Supplies. Vulnerability Of: Note by Secy. Covering Fresh Draft for Summary of Information On: 21 November 1939 Download PDF (1.80 MB)
30 Middle East. Intelligence Centre. Organisation Of: Note by Secy. Covering Memo. Dealing with W.O. Proposals for Revised Establishment For: 22 November 1939 Download PDF (2.88 MB)
31 German Intentions. Possible: Note by Secretary 25 November 1939 Download PDF (565 KB)
32 Possible German Intentions. Report by the J.I.C. 29 November 1939 Download PDF (3.50 MB)
33 Middle East. G.H.Q. Inclusion of Intelligence Security Section In: Note by Secretary Covering: Memo. by War Office, Setting Out Proposals to Inform All Concerned Of: 29 November 1939 Download PDF (2.38 MB)
34 Information to Commanders in Chief, Home Fleet, Home Forces and Fighter and Bomber Commands. Note by Secy. Covering Note by War Office Proposing Means by Which to Make Available 30 November 1939 Download PDF (1.22 MB)
35 Middle East Intelligence Centre. Organisation Of: Note by Secy. Covering Memo. by War Office As A Result of Certain Suggestions Or: 1 December 1939 Download PDF (2.33 MB)
36 German Action in the Spring of 1940. Possible: Note by Secy. 9 December 1939 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
37 German Action in the Spring Of 1940. Possible: Report 18 December 1939 Download PDF (19.67 MB)
Cookies Notification

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.

Accept