Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/136
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges


A file of signals intelligence reports, messages, and correspondence issued by the Government Code and Cypher School and sent by the head ('C') of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) to the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. This file includes the following reports on the Mediterranean: the Italian Admiralty has recalled ships from operation (probably B); and the Turkish minister in Madrid warned of a German attack on the Suez through Turkey.


naval intelligence, Italian navy, military operations, diplomatic intelligence, German strategy

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