Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/235
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, North America, South Asia
Countries Burma, China, Crete, England, India, Indochina, Italy, Japan, Malaya, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin


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 North Africa: Air Officer Commanding (AOC), German Air Force (GAF) Africa, requests that the Italian Air Force be placed under his command; Naval Headlines, covering German and Italian activity; from the Portuguese minister in Stockholm, a suggestion that the Portuguese Foreign Minister conduct peace negotiations; the Greek minister in Kuibyshev gives news of an attack on Moscow; from the Italian ambassador in Shanghai on Japanese intentions on November 15; from the Japanese consul in Singapore, on young men's pro-Japanese organization in Malaya, Singapore and Thailand; and on Turkey, the military attach� in Kuibyshev reports on the Russian Front, for November 15.


German air force, Italian air force, Desert War, military organisation, German-Italian relations, naval intelligence, Battle of the Atlantic, German navy, warships, German U-boats, Italian navy, shipping, diplomatic intelligence, peace proposals, German strategy, military commanders, Japanese strategy, military strength, invasion, threat of war with Japan, military situation reports

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