Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/609
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Egypt, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Libya, Norway, Russia, Spain
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges


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: Panzer Army Africa reports for May 27 and 29, and their intentions for May 30; on German Air Force (GAF) air operations on May 29; on the 10th Air Corps' intentions for May 30 and 31, anticipating an British attack on May 31; a German naval report for all areas for May 29; an Italian report of rumours in Spain of possible Communist disturbances triggered by the poor food situation, on May 23; a Turkish report on the food situation in Germany and occupied countries, on May 28; and a Turkish report from Chungking of a Japanese attempt to mediate between Germany and Russia, on May 26.


military situation reports, Desert War, German army, Battle of Gazala, military operations, British army, tanks, aerial attacks, German air force, predicting enemy intentions, counter-attacks, naval intelligence, German U-boats, Arctic convoys, food supplies, diplomatic intelligence, Italian war effort, German war effort, peace proposals

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