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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/495
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, South Asia
Countries Brazil, China, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indochina, Ireland, Italy, Libya, Poland, Romania, Russia, Soviet Union, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges

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 Germans are transporting aviation fuel from Tunis by truck, on April 12; that a dive bomber group in North Africa is to be equipped with new pattern Ju87 aircraft, on April 15; that the German ship Atlas was sunk in the Mediterranean on April 13; on the re-distribution of Flak units in Libya, on April 14; that flying in the Paris area is prohibited with effect from April 13; on German orders of battle with locations on the Moscow Front, on April 12; the Italian minister in Bucharest reports on the morale of Romanian troops in Crimea, on April 8; of an assessment of the situation in Europe from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin on April 5; the Japanese minister in Madrid relays a secret intelligence report on Allied plans for the defence of India, on April 6; the Turkish military attach� in Kuibyshev reports a Japanese assessment of Soviet air strength, on April 9; and the Japanese minister in Saigon reports on a meeting with a French naval commander regarding the requisition of French shipping, on April 11.

Keywords

fuel, transportation, German air force, aircraft, shipping losses, military dispositions, anti-aircraft defence, travel restrictions, German deployments, Eastern Front, diplomatic intelligence, Romanian armed forces, Axis powers, border disputes, colonial independence movements, Soviet air force

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