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File Title War Cabinet Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee Memoranda. February - April 1940. Papers Numbers. JIC 6-24. Volume XLV
Reference CAB 81/135
Date 1 February 1940 - 30 April 1940
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 security and secrecy of planned British military operations; Anglo-French cooperation; predictions of German foreign policy and strategy, including possible invasions of Sweden and the Low Countries; the draft charter for the Inter-Services Security Board; a proposed plan to bomb Soviet oil wells, and the possible reaction of Turkey; a comparison of the military strength of Britain, France, and Italy; the possibility of Italian entry into the war, and the progress of the Norwegian Campaign.

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i War Cabinet Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee Memoranda. February - April 1940. Papers Numbers. JIC 6-24. Volume XLV 1 February 1940 Download PDF (157 KB)
6 Security of Plans 8 February 1940 Download PDF (738 KB)
7 Security of Plans. Note by the Secretary 9 February 1940 Download PDF (724 KB)
8 Security of Plans 18 February 1940 Download PDF (830 KB)
9 Possible German Action. Note by the Secretary 15 February 1940 Download PDF (194 KB)
10 Possible German Action 19 February 1940 Download PDF (1.53 MB)
11 Inter-Services Security Board. Memorandum by the Director of Military Intelligence 5 March 1940 Download PDF (379 KB)
12 Inter-Services Project Board. Memorandum by the Director of Military Intelligence 1940 Download PDF (243 KB)
13 Permanent Establishment of an Inter-Services Security Board 12 March 1940 Download PDF (1.27 MB)
14 Russian Oil Supplies. Note by the Secretary 2 April 1940 Download PDF (315 KB)
15 Russian Oil Supplies: Effect of U.S.S.R 13 April 1940 Download PDF (1.09 MB)
16 Comparison of Strength. Note by the Secretary 5 April 1940 Download PDF (620 KB)
17 Russian Supplies. Attitude of Turkey 10 April 1940 Download PDF (459 KB)
18 Holland and Belgium. (Possible German Intentions) Note by the Secretary 11 April 1940 Download PDF (522 KB)
19 Holland and Belgium. Note by the Secretary 12 April 1940 Download PDF (163 KB)
20 Possible Italian Re-Actions to the Present Situation 15 April 1940 Download PDF (791 KB)
21 Possible Italian Reactions to the Present Situation. Memorandum by the Director of Military Intelligence 18 April 1940 Download PDF (335 KB)
22 Possible Developments of the Present Situation. Note by the Secretary 18 April 1940 Download PDF (501 KB)
23 Possible Developments of the Present Situation 19 April 1940 Download PDF (898 KB)
24 Probable German Intentions Towards Sweden 21 April 1940 Download PDF (853 KB)
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