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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/912
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini

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 the Southern Russian Front; Naval Headlines, covering Arctic convoys; from the Turkish ambassador in Vichy, on Franco-German fears of a U.S. landing at Dakar, from September 4; from the Turkish ambassador in Berlin, on Axis pressure on Turkey to enter the war, from September 4; from the Japanese ambassador in Rome, that Mussolini is to meet Hitler, on September 17; and from the Turkish Embassy in Moscow, that the Soviets are fighting hard and calling for a second front, on September 17.

Keywords

military situation reports, Eastern Front, Red Army, casualties, naval intelligence, German U-boats, Arctic convoys, shipping losses, convoys, military supplies, diplomatic intelligence, Allied strategy, colonies, Vichy regime, Turkish neutrality, second front

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