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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/555
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, North America, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Algeria, Azores, China, England, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Indochina, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Mozambique, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Joachim von Ribbentrop

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: German police reports on fighting in the Vyazma pocket from April 13-23, on the aftermath of a heavy raid on Rostock on April 26-28, and on fighting in the Smolensk region on April 29; the Chinese charg� in Vichy reports French views on the Japanese requisitioning of shipping in Indo-China, on May 4; an Italian report from Louren�o Marques on alleged disaffection in South Africa, on May 2; a Japanese report of Finnish views on Hitler's Reichstag speech, on May 1; the Japanese relay a Spanish report on the U.S., on May 4; the Japanese ambassador in Rome reports Axis plans for a guarantee of Arab independence, on May 5; the Portuguese minister in Ankara reports the Turkish view on prospects for a Soviet-German peace, on May 5; the Japanese ambassador in Ankara repeats an Italian intelligence assessment, on May 4; and the Japanese minister in Madrid reports the views of the Spanish Navy Minister, on May 6.

Keywords

police, Nazi-occupied Europe, military situation reports, encirclement, Red Army, Eastern Front, evacuation, effects of bombing, diplomatic intelligence, Vichy regime, politics, Nazi leadership, public statements, German war aims, industry, American war effort, assessing enemy strength, invasion of the Soviet Union, manpower, Royal Navy, invasion of Madagascar

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