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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/533
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, South Asia
Countries Canary Islands, Germany, Guinea, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Russia, Sicily, Spain
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: a Naval Headlines report, covering the air raid on the Tirpitz, and Italian convoys in the Mediterranean; the Italian ambassador in Tokyo reports an interview with General Tatekawa, on April 25; an Italian report of an Axis supply agreement, on April 26; and of Italian intentions to set up an intelligence centre in Madagascar, on April 27.

Keywords

naval intelligence, aerial attacks on ships, warships, German navy, Arctic convoys, German U-boats, Italian navy, convoys, Spanish armed forces, diplomatic intelligence, Red Army, military strength, recruitment of agents, Italian intelligence services

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