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File Title War Cabinet Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee Memoranda. October - December 1941. Papers Numbers. JIC 406-500. Volume XV
Reference CAB 81/105
Date 1 October 1941 - 31 December 1941
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 1970

Description

A volume of reports commissioned for 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. A vast range of international and domestic issues are investigated and analysed in the JIC’s reports. Subjects covered in this file include the recruitment of agents from amongst Axis prisoner of war; the collection of intelligence from aliens and refugees in Britain; predictions of German strategy in the Soviet Union over the winter of 1941-42; planning for commando raids; situation reports from the German invasion of the Soviet Union; Axis strategy in North Africa; the Japanese declaration of war, and subsequent operations; rumours designed to weaken Axis morale; the Japanese threat to Burma and Indonesia; and the evacuation of British citizens from areas threatened by the Japanese.

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i War Cabinet Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee Memoranda. October - December 1941. Papers Numbers. JIC 406-500. Volume XV 1 October 1941 Download PDF (1.68 MB)
iii Table of Contents 1 October 1941 Download PDF (2.27 MB)
406 An Operation Against Sicily. Note by the Secretary 10 October 1941 Download PDF (3.06 MB)
407 Priority for Work at the Central Interpretation Unit. Memorandum by the D.N.I. 12 October 1941 Download PDF (572 KB)
408 Scale of Attack on North Africa - F.O.P.S. Questionnaire. Note by the Secretary 12 October 1941 Download PDF (734 KB)
409 Rumours of a Military Nature Intended to Mystify and Mislead the Enemy. Note by the Secretary 13 October 1941 Download PDF (2.59 MB)
410 Despatch of J.I.C. Papers to the J.I.C. (Washington). Note by the Secretary 18 October 1941 Download PDF (728 KB)
411 Reciprocal Evacuation of British and Japanese Nationals on the Outbreak of Hostilities. Memorandum by the Foreign Office 18 October 1941 Download PDF (2.09 MB)
412 Internal Position in Germany and Italy. Report by the J.I.C. 23 October 1941 Download PDF (3.25 MB)
413 Rumours of a Military Nature Intended to Mystify and Mislead the Enemy. Note by the Secretary 20 October 1941 Download PDF (2.11 MB)
414 Inter-Services Cypher and W/T Security Committee. Note by the Secretary 21 October 1941 Download PDF (648 KB)
415 Information for H.M. Ambassador at Ankara. Note by the Secretary 21 October 1941 Download PDF (396 KB)
416 Accommodation for the C.S.D.I.C. Note by the Secretary 22 October 1941 Download PDF (758 KB)
417 Operation 'Whipcord' - Axis Intentions. Note by the Secretary 23 October 1941 Download PDF (446 KB)
418 Demands on the Inter-Services Topographical Department and Central Interpretation Unit for Information. Memorandum by the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 24 October 1941 Download PDF (945 KB)
419 The German Threat to the Caucasus and Turkey. Report by the J.I.C. 27 October 1941 Download PDF (3.03 MB)
420 Operation "Whipcord" - Probable Axis Reaction. Report by Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 26 October 1941 Download PDF (3.43 MB)
421 Rumours of a Military Nature Intended to Mystify and Mislead the Enemy. Note by the Secretary 27 October 1941 Download PDF (1.83 MB)
422 Information for H.M. Ambassador at Ankara. Note by the Secretary 28 October 1941 Download PDF (2.36 MB)
423 Probable German Intentions Against French North Africa. Note by the Secretary 30 October 1941 Download PDF (808 KB)
424 German Invasion of the British Isles. Note by the Secretary 30 October 1941 Download PDF (1.23 MB)
425 M.I.9 War Establishment. Memorandum by Director of Military Intelligence 31 October 1941 Download PDF (2.96 MB)
426 German Invasion of the British Isles. Report by the J.I.C. 4 November 1941 Download PDF (1.73 MB)
427 Reciprocal Evacuation of British and Japanese Nationals on the Outbreak of Hostilities. Memorandum by the Foreign Office 2 November 1941 Download PDF (970 KB)
428 Rumours' of a Military Nature Intended to Mystify and Mislead the. Enemy. Note by the Secretary 3 November 1941 Download PDF (1.97 MB)
429 Germany's Future Intentions. Note by the Secretary 3 November 1941 Download PDF (394 KB)
430 German Invasion of the British Isles. Note by the Secretary 6 November 1941 Download PDF (777 KB)
431 Visits of Observers from Latin American Countries. Memo. By D.M.I. 5 November 1941 Download PDF (1.01 MB)
432 Accommodation for the C.S.D.I.C. Note by the Secretary 6 November 1941 Download PDF (1.10 MB)
433 Germany's Future Intentions. Report by J.I.C. 8 November 1941 Download PDF (1.85 MB)
434 Orders for Air Photographic Reconnaissance for Planned Operations. Memorandum by D.N.I. 8 November 1941 Download PDF (837 KB)
435 Security of Convoys. Note by Secretary Covering Memo. By the I.S.S.B. 9 November 1941 Download PDF (1.55 MB)
436 Rumours of a Military Nature Intended to Mystify and Mislead the Enemy. Note by the Secretary 10 November 1941 Download PDF (1.17 MB)
437 F.O.P.S. Questionnaire. Note by the Secretary 12 November 1941 Download PDF (418 KB)
438 The Aliens Refugee Registry. Note by the Secretary 12 November 1941 Download PDF (1.27 MB)
439 Japanese Intentions. Report by Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 18 November 1941 Download PDF (1.64 MB)
440 Rumours of a Military Nature Intended to Mystify and Mislead the Enemy. Note by the Secretary 17 November 1941 Download PDF (1.35 MB)
441 Formation of a Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre in the Far East. Note by the Secretary 19 November 1941 Download PDF (882 KB)
442 Possible Japanese Action. Note by the Secretary 19 November 1941 Download PDF (454 KB)
443 The Position in French North Africa 21 November 1941 Download PDF (1.59 MB)
444 Operation "Truncheo"n. Note by the Secretary 21 November 1941 Download PDF (1.55 MB)
445 Aliens Refugee Register. Note by the Secretary 23 November 1941 Download PDF (1.43 MB)
446 Cover for Operations "Anklet" and "Bracelet". Note by Secretary 23 November 1941 Download PDF (1,002 KB)
447 Rumours of a Military Nature Intended to Mystify and Mislead the Enemy. Note by the Secretary 24 November 1941 Download PDF (2.35 MB)
448 The Russian Campaign. Note by the Secretary 25 November 1941 Download PDF (302 KB)
449 Possible Japanese Action. Report by J.I.C. 28 November 1941 Download PDF (4.54 MB)
450 An Attack on the Burma Road. Report by the J.I.C. 29 November 1941 Download PDF (1.54 MB)
451 Madagascar. Note by the Secretary 27 November 1941 Download PDF (378 KB)
452 The Russian Campaign. Report by J.I.C. 2 December 1941 Download PDF (2.43 MB)
453 U.K. - Iceland (C) Cable. Note by the Secretary 1 December 1941 Download PDF (751 KB)
454 Rumours of a Military Nature Intended to Mystify and Mislead the Enemy. Memo. By I.S.S.B 1 December 1941 Download PDF (1.85 MB)
455 Topographical Work. Note by Secretary 1 December 1941 Download PDF (734 KB)
456 Situation in French North Africa. Note by the Secretary 2 December 1941 Download PDF (824 KB)
457 War in the Far East. Note by the Secretary 2 December 1941 Download PDF (400 KB)
458 Situation in French North Africa. Report by Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 6 December 1941 Download PDF (1.76 MB)
459 The Aliens War Register. Note by Secretary 5 December 1941 Download PDF (1.19 MB)
460 War in the Far East. Report by Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 5 December 1941 Download PDF (1.19 MB)
461 Enemy Withdrawals from the Russian Front. Note by the Secretary 5 December 1941 Download PDF (686 KB)
462 Operation 'Gymnast' - Cover. Note by Secy. 8 December 1941 Download PDF (1.03 MB)
463 Formation of a Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre in India. Memo. By D.M.I. 8 December 1941 Download PDF (460 KB)
464 Use of Priorities in the Three Services. Note by the Secretary 8 December 1941 Download PDF (437 KB)
465 Operation 'Tonic' Codeword. Note by Secy. 8 December 1941 Download PDF (811 KB)
466 Rumours of a Military Nature Intended to Mystify and Mislead the Enemy. Memo. By I.S.S.B 8 December 1941 Download PDF (1.48 MB)
467 War in the Far East. Report by the J.I.C. 9 December 1941 Download PDF (2.44 MB)
468 Japan's Intentions. Note by the Secretary 10 December 1941 Download PDF (641 KB)
469 Enemy Withdrawals from the Russian Front. Report by the J.I.C. 11 December 1941 Download PDF (2.51 MB)
470 Intelligence Section (Operations). Note by the Secretary 10 December 1941 Download PDF (682 KB)
471 Japanese Intentions. Report by the J.I.C. 11 December 1941 Download PDF (3.06 MB)
472 Possible Axis Developments in French North Africa and Spain During the Winter. Note by the Secretary 12 December 1941 Download PDF (297 KB)
473 Possibility of New Axis Offensives in Libya. Note by the Secretary 13 December 1941 Download PDF (807 KB)
474 The Position of the Central and South American Republics in the War. Note by the Secretary 13 December 1941 Download PDF (261 KB)
475 An I.S.S.B. In the Far East. Note by the Secretary 13 December 1941 Download PDF (986 KB)
476 Rumours of a Military Nature Intended to Mystify and Mislead the Enemy. Note by the Secretary 15 December 1941 Download PDF (1.42 MB)
477 Possible Axis Developments in French North Africa and Spain During the Winter. Report by the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 18 December 1941 Download PDF (1.97 MB)
478 Operation "Bonus" - Cover. Note by Secretary 17 December 1941 Download PDF (774 KB)
479 The Threat to Burma. Note by the Secretary 17 December 1941 Download PDF (422 KB)
480 Delays in Conveying Diplomatic Bags by Air to Lisbon. Memorandum by the J.I.C. 17 December 1941 Download PDF (840 KB)
481 Increase in the Establishment of Combined Intelligence Centre. Iraq. Note by Secretary 19 December 1941 Download PDF (1.05 MB)
482 Possibility of New Axis Offensives in Libya. Note by the Secretary 27 December 1941 Download PDF (2.14 MB)
483 Operation Security - Contact with the United States. Note by the Secretary 20 December 1941 Download PDF (740 KB)
484 Scale of Attack on Diego Suarez after Our Occupation. Note by the Secretary 20 December 1941 Download PDF (730 KB)
485 Contacts Overseas of the Inter-Services Security Board. Note by the Secretary 21 December 1941 Download PDF (1.76 MB)
486 Topographical Work. Note by the Secretary 21 December 1941 Download PDF (771 KB)
487 Information Regarding Operations. Note by Secretary Covering Memo. By the Director of Naval Intelligence 21 December 1941 Download PDF (807 KB)
488 Threat to Burma. Report by J.I.C. 23 December 1941 Download PDF (3.81 MB)
489 Rumours of a Military Nature Intended to Mystify and Mislead the Enemy. Note by the Secretary 22 December 1941 Download PDF (1.10 MB)
490 Possible Japanese Action Against Netherlands East Indies. Note by the Secretary 23 December 1941 Download PDF (763 KB)
491 Proposed Constitution and Duties of the Intelligence Section (Operations). Note by the Secretary 24 December 1941 Download PDF (670 KB)
492 The Latin American Republics and the War. Report by J.I.C. 27 December 1941 Download PDF (3.51 MB)
493 Possibility of a Japanese Attack on South Africa Note by the Secretary 26 December 1941 Download PDF (937 KB)
494 Possibility of a Japanese Attack on South Africa 28 December 1941 Download PDF (1.30 MB)
495 Possible Japanese Action Against the Netherlands East Indies. Report by J.I.C. 29 December 1941 Download PDF (3.72 MB)
496 Rumours of a Military Nature Etc. Memo. By I.S.S.B. 29 December 1941 Download PDF (995 KB)
497 The Release of Enemy Prisoners of War for Special Employment. Memo. By Director of Military Intelligence 30 December 1941 Download PDF (1.23 MB)
498 Possible Axis Attack on Malta. Note by the Secretary 30 December 1941 Download PDF (248 KB)
499 Intelligence Section (Operations). Note by the Secretary 30 December 1941 Download PDF (1.31 MB)
500 Charter of the Inter-Services Security Board. Note by the Secretary 30 December 1941 Download PDF (1.44 MB)
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