Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/915
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America
Countries Crete, England, France, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Russia, Sicily, Syria, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler


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: that Gavdos, off Crete, is to be evacuated because the Fuehrer has forbidden inadequate garrisons, on September 19; Naval Headlines, covering the Arctic convoys and Mediterranean shipping; this file also includes messages from the Italian minister in Kabul on the situation in the Soviet Union, on September 18; from the Portuguese minister in Bucharest, on the internal situation in Roumania; from the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the minister in London, on German views on the war, as of September 18; and from the Turkish charg� in Vichy, on French views on Axis relations with Turkey and the loss of French influence in Syria, as of September 16.


evacuation, German army, naval intelligence, convoys, German U-boats, Royal Navy, warships, shipping losses, Italian navy, shipping, diplomatic intelligence, food supplies, Soviet society, air raids, Soviet air force, Turkish neutrality

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