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File Title War Cabinet Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee Memoranda. April - July 1942. Papers Numbers. JIC 156-255. Volume XVIII
Reference CAB 81/108
Date 1 April 1942 - 31 July 1942
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 Japanese naval threat in the Indian Ocean; Japanese merchant shipping capabilities; the possibility of a German attack in the Middle East; the security of the Allied trans-Africa air route; potential Japanese plans for the invasion of India; the strength and dispositions of German, Soviet, and Vichy French armed forces; plans for an Allied invasion of Sardinia; German preparations for the attack on Stalingrad; plans for commando raids on Norway; and an assessment of the possible French resistance to the Operation Torch landings.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (601 KB)
ii Table of Contents Download PDF (840 KB)
156(O) Operations on the Continent. Memo. by the J.I.C. 29 April 1942 Download PDF (517 KB)
157(O) Sea, Land and Air Threat in Indian Ocean Area. Note by the Secretary 25 April 1942 Download PDF (391 KB)
158 Intelligence Section (Operations). Note by Secy. 25 April 1942 Download PDF (870 KB)
159(O) Empax Telegrams. Note by the Secretary 26 April 1942 Download PDF (712 KB)
160(O) Sea, Land and Air Threat in Indian Ocean Area. Note by the Secretary 27 April 1942 Download PDF (502 KB)
161 Japanese Merchant Shipping. Note by Secretary 30 April 1942 Download PDF (6.01 MB)
162(O) Vichy Reactions to "Ironclad". Note by Secretary 30 April 1942 Download PDF (378 KB)
163 Chinese Resistance in Burma. Note by the Secretary 5 May 1942 Download PDF (407 KB)
164(O) Reactions in French North Africa to "Sledgehammer". Note by the Secretary 1 May 1942 Download PDF (523 KB)
165 Defence of the Air Reinforcement Route across French Equatorial Africa. Note by the Secretary 3 May 1942 Download PDF (541 KB)
166 Composition of the Intelligence Section (Operations) Note by the Secretary 3 May 1942 Download PDF (422 KB)
167(O) A Possible Axis Attack in Syria and Iraq. Note by the Secretary 4 May 1942 Download PDF (1.14 MB)
168 Possible Axis Action in Libya. Note by Secretary 4 May 1942 Download PDF (353 KB)
169 Information for the Middle East Intelligence Centre. Note by the Secretary 4 May 1942 Download PDF (464 KB)
170 Defence of the Air Reinforcement Route across French Equatorial Africa. Report by the J.I.C. 8 May 1942 Download PDF (948 KB)
171(O) Information for the Middle East Intelligence Centre. Note by the Secretary. (Cleared by tele.) 6 May 1942 Download PDF (507 KB)
172(O) German Troop Movements to Norway. Memorandum by the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 8 May 1942 Download PDF (637 KB)
173(O) Intelligence Section (Operations). Note by Secy. 6 May 1942 Download PDF (949 KB)
174(O) Telegram from Joint Staff Mission, Washington. Note by the Secretary 7 May 1942 Download PDF (538 KB)
175(O) Possible Axis Action in Libya. Report by the J.I.C. 9 May 1942 Download PDF (1.23 MB)
176 Chinese Resistance in Burma. Note by Secretary 9 May 1942 Download PDF (441 KB)
177(O) Operations in Burma. Note by Secretary 9 May 1942 Download PDF (403 KB)
178 Scale of Attack - Gulf of Aden. Note by Secretary 12 May 1942 Download PDF (478 KB)
179(O) Operations in Burma. Note by the Secretary 11 May 1942 Download PDF (456 KB)
180 Japanese Merchant Shipping. Report by the J.I.C. 15 May 1942 Download PDF (507 KB)
181(O) German Troop Movements to Norway Note by Secy. 12 May 1942 Download PDF (402 KB)
182(O) Operations in Burma. Note by the Secretary 12 May 1942 Download PDF (372 KB)
183 Situation in the Far East from the Japanese Point of View. Note by the Secretary 12 May 1942 Download PDF (342 KB)
184(O) Appreciation from Commander-in-Chief, India, on Japanese Intentions. Note by the Secretary 12 May 1942 Download PDF (2.06 MB)
185 Information for the Middle East Intelligence Centre. Note by the Secretary 13 May 1942 Download PDF (357 KB)
186(O) German Troop Movements in Norway. Report by the J.I.C. 15 May 1942 Download PDF (518 KB)
187(O) Operation "Round-Up" (1943). Note by Secy. 14 May 1942 Download PDF (409 KB)
188(O) Information for M.E.I.C. Note by Secretary. (Cleared by Telegram) 14 May 1942 Download PDF (414 KB)
189 Situation in the Far East from the Japanese Point of View. Report by the J.I.C. 19 May 1942 Download PDF (1.25 MB)
190 Enemy Attack on Cyprus. Note by Secretary 17 May 1942 Download PDF (2.66 MB)
191(O) Spitzbergen. Note by the Secretary 18 May 1942 Download PDF (370 KB)
192(O) Axis Intentions. Note by the Secretary 18 May 1942 Download PDF (365 KB)
193 German Strength and Dispositions in 1943 under Certain Hypotheses. Note by the Secretary 21 May 1942 Download PDF (1.71 MB)
194(O) An Italian Attack on Tunis or Corsica. Report by the J.I.C. 23 May 1942 Download PDF (830 KB)
195(O) Future Planning Section's Requirements. Note by the Secretary 22 May 1942 Download PDF (408 KB)
196 Axis Strength and Policy in 1942. Note by Secy. 23 May 1942 Download PDF (364 KB)
197 Course of Events in Russia. Note by Secretary 24 May 1942 Download PDF (341 KB)
198 The Eastern Mediterranean. Note by Secretary 24 May 1942 Download PDF (516 KB)
199(O) Future Planning Section's Requirements. Note by the Secretary 27 May 1942 Download PDF (1.48 MB)
200 The Possible Course of the Russian Campaign and its Implications. Note by the Secy. 1 June 1942 Download PDF (2.81 MB)
201(O) Future Planning Section's Requirements. Note by the Secretary 30 May 1942 Download PDF (823 KB)
202 Publication of Casualty Figures. Note by the Secretary 31 May 1942 Download PDF (538 KB)
203 P.R.U. Requirements - Gibraltar. Note by the Secretary 1 June 1942 Download PDF (413 KB)
204(O) French, Spanish and Axis Reactions to the Seizure of A Certain Island. Note by the Secretary 1 June 1942 Download PDF (525 KB)
205(O) Chinese Strength and Policy. Note by the Secretary 1 June 1942 Download PDF (370 KB)
206(O) Effect of France Entering the War on the Side of the Axis. Note by the Secretary 1 June 1942 Download PDF (377 KB)
207(O) Scale of Sea, Land and Air Opposition in a Certain Area. Note by the Secretary 2 June 1942 Download PDF (415 KB)
208(O) Scale of Sea, Land and Air Opposition in a Certain Area. Note by the Secretary 2 June 1942 Download PDF (1,011 KB)
209 Advantages to be Expected from the Publication of Detailed Statistics of German Casualties, if Published. Report by J.I.C. 3 June 1942 Download PDF (585 KB)
210 Effect of France Entering the War on the Side of the Axis. Note by the Secretary 5 June 1942 Download PDF (1.20 MB)
211 Empex Telegrams. Report by the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 3 June 1942 Download PDF (899 KB)
212 Germany's Next Move in Russia. Directive 5 June 1942 Download PDF (353 KB)
213(O) The Situation in China. Report by the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 9 June 1942 Download PDF (1.26 MB)
214 Germany's Next Move in Russia. Report 7 June 1942 Download PDF (684 KB)
215(O) French, Spanish and Axis Reactions to the Seizure of a Certain Island. Note by the Secretary 9 June 1942 Download PDF (693 KB)
216 Classification of Secret Documents. Note by the Secretary 9 June 1942 Download PDF (883 KB)
217(O) Intelligence in Burma and Thailand. Note by the Secretary 11 June 1942 Download PDF (519 KB)
218 Studies by the Political Warfare Executive of Axis Intentions and Reactions. Note by the Secretary 10 June 1942 Download PDF (555 KB)
219 Form and Comments of I.S.I.S. Publications. Note by the Secretary 11 June 1942 Download PDF (980 KB)
220(O) Axis Scale of Attack on a Certain Island. Note by the Secretary 10 June 1942 Download PDF (482 KB)
221 Control of Communication in the Event of Invasion. Note by the Secretary 11 June 1942 Download PDF (403 KB)
222 Trade Agreements with Sweden. Note by the Secretary 11 June 1942 Download PDF (976 KB)
223(O) Collection of Intelligence during Raids. Memorandum by the J.I.C. 12 June 1942 Download PDF (663 KB)
224 Axis Strength in 1942. Report by the J.I.C. 20 June 1942 Download PDF (7.20 MB)
225(O) Telegram from Tangier. Note by the Secretary 11 June 1942 Download PDF (424 KB)
226(O) Axis Scale of Attack on A Certain Island. Note by the Secretary 12 June 1942 Download PDF (515 KB)
227 Movement of Japanese Air Force. Note by the Secretary 13 June 1942 Download PDF (407 KB)
228 Invasion. Note by the Secretary 13 June 1942 Download PDF (533 KB)
229(O) Scale of Opposition to an Attack on A Certain Island. Note by the Secretary 13 June 1942 Download PDF (830 KB)
230 Classification of Secret Documents. Report by the J.I.C. 18 June 1942 Download PDF (632 KB)
231 The Japanese Air Situation Relating Estimated Losses to Production. Note by Secretary 15 June 1942 Download PDF (733 KB)
232 Invasion of the British Isles. Note by the Secretary 17 June 1942 Download PDF (886 KB)
233 Japan's Intentions towards Russia. Report by the J.I.C. 21 June 1942 Download PDF (838 KB)
234(O) Capabilities of Vichy with Respect to the Vulnerability of the N. African Ferry Route. Note by the Secretary 18 June 1942 Download PDF (608 KB)
235 Control of Communication in the Event of Invasion. Note by the Secretary 20 June 1942 Download PDF (510 KB)
236(O) Future Stretegy 1943-44. Note by Secretary 21 June 1942 Download PDF (570 KB)
237(O) Information Required by the Executive Planning Section. Note by the Secretary 22 June 1942 Download PDF (419 KB)
238(O) Information Required by the Executive Planning Section. Note by the Secretary 23 June 1942 Download PDF (934 KB)
239(O) Russian Capabilities. Note by the Secretary 26 June 1942 Download PDF (2.16 MB)
240(O) Enemy Intentions in Spanish Morocco. Note by the Secretary 26 June 1942 Download PDF (361 KB)
241(O) Control of Communications, Telegraph, Postal and other Communications in the Event of Invasion. Note by the Secretary 27 June 1942 Download PDF (401 KB)
242(O) Future Planning Section Requirement. Note by the Secretary 27 June 1942 Download PDF (612 KB)
243 Possibility of Attack on Cyprus and Syria. Note by the Secretary 30 June 1942 Download PDF (341 KB)
244 Scale of Attack on East African Bases. Note by the Secretary 30 June 1942 Download PDF (410 KB)
245 Enemy Intentions in Spanish Morocco. Report by the J.I.C. 2 July 1942 Download PDF (665 KB)
246 Inter-Services Topographical Department. Note by the Secretary 1 July 1942 Download PDF (576 KB)
247 Possibility of an Imminent Attack on Cyprus and Syria. Report by the J.I.C. 2 July 1942 Download PDF (522 KB)
248(O) Courses of Enemy Action in the Event of their Succeeding in Capturing the Nile Delta. Note by the Secretary 2 July 1942 Download PDF (372 KB)
249 Scale of Attack on East African Bases. Report by the J.I.C. 4 July 1942 Download PDF (458 KB)
250 Possibility of A Combined Operation against Murmansk. Note by the Secretary 3 July 1942 Download PDF (341 KB)
251 Course of Enemy Action in the Event of the Nile Delta being Captured. Note by the Secretary 4 July 1942 Download PDF (1.82 MB)
252(O) Future Planning Section Requirements. Note by the Secretary 4 July 1942 Download PDF (1.55 MB)
253 Classification of Secret Documents. Note by the Secretary 6 July 1942 Download PDF (553 KB)
254(O) Russian Capabilities (Joint U.S. Intelligence Committee Paper J.I.C. 25/1 (2nd Draft). Note by the Secretry 11 July 1942 Download PDF (2.16 MB)
255(O) French Capabilities in Alliance with the Axis. Note by the Secretary 8 July 1942 Download PDF (1.71 MB)
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