0963

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/963
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges

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: that an Allied offensive is believed to be imminent, with problems anticipated because of the shortage of fuel and ammunition, on October 10; Naval Headlines, covering the Italian 84th Naval Group being formed at Suda; the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs repeats a signal from Chile reporting a peace initiative plan by Argentina, Chile, Spain and Portugal, on October 7; and the Turkish charg� in Stockholm repeats a report from the Swedish military attach� who recently returned from Kuibyshev, on Soviet troops and supplies, on October 7.

Keywords

German army, Desert War, predicting enemy intentions, British army, supply problems, military shortages, mines, naval intelligence, Italian navy, convoys, diplomatic intelligence, peace proposals

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