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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/697
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, South Asia
Countries Egypt, England, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Siam, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Erwin Rommel, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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 on North Africa: a summary of German Air Force (GAF) and 90th Light Division activities for July 3; and on the intentions of the Panzer Army for July 4; on the Russian Front: of German progress in the Kursk and Kharkov areas and on the Moscow Front, on July 3; a Bulgarian report from Berlin of a German official's view of the U.K.-U.S.-Soviet treaty and its consequences, on June 24; a Italian report from Santiago on the Mexican peoples' attitude to war, on June 26; the Japanese ambassador in Berlin reports a discussion with Ribbentrop on policy towards India, on June 25; and the Spanish minister in Ankara relays a Polish report on the military situation in the Middle East, on June 30.

Keywords

German air force, military operations, aerial attacks, casualties, military supplies, military situation reports, Desert War, First Battle of El Alamein, Eastern Front, invasion of the Soviet Union, diplomatic intelligence, Axis powers, isolationism, colonial independence movements, Royal Navy, troop movements, Suez Canal

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