Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/884
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Australia, Azores, Cape Verde, China, Crete, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indochina, Libya, Malta, Norway, Persia, Russia, Siam, Syria, Togo
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Benito Mussolini, Erwin Rommel


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 the Mediterranean: of Mussolini's views on the supply of North Africa and on the placing together of German and Italian motorised troops; Naval Headlines; the Saudi Arabian minister in London reports on the progress of the war; the Italian ambassador in Tokyo reports on Togo and east Asia, on September 2; the Japanese ambassador in Vichy reports that Germany is to use Norwegian shipping in French ports, from September 6; and the Portuguese consul in Pernambuco reports rumours of an Allied expedition against Dakar, on September 5.


fascist leadership, military supplies, Desert War, military organisation, German-Italian relations, naval intelligence, German navy, security, German U-boats, Italian navy, warships, shipping, diplomatic intelligence, German strategy, Axis powers, politics

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