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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/385
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, South Asia
Countries England, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Libya, Principe, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Phillipe P├ętain

Description

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: that the German Air Force (GAF) Commander-in-Chief (CinC) South is asking the Army for protection for advanced aerodromes in North Africa, on March 1; on GAF operational orders for March 2; on GAF measures to deal with the shortage of ammunition on the Russian Front, on March 1; on difficulties in the railway coal supply in Ukraine, on February 25-26; on Italian forces' acute supply problem, on February 27; and a Naval Headlines report of March 2 on German and Italian activity. This file also includes the following correspondence: French assurances to the U.S. of neutrality on February 23; a note from the French Consul in Chungking on Chiang Kai Shek's visit to India, from February 26; and a message from the Italian ambassador in Madrid suggesting that the Soviets may attack Manchuria, on February 27.

Keywords

military operations, military situation reports, airfields, German air force, air raids, railways, tanks, fortifications, aerial reconnaissance, Italian air force, armaments, military supplies, resources, Italian army, food supplies, transportation, warships, German navy, torpedo boats, German U-boats, submarines, troop movements, Vichy regime, French government, foreign policy, neutrality, colonies, empire, colonial independence movements, communism, allies, Soviet foreign policy, Sino-Japanese War

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