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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/988
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, South Asia
Countries Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Dwight Eisenhower, Adolf Hitler, Joachim von Ribbentrop

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 contains a message from C to Eisenhower (see 1100). This file also contains messages from the Japanese ambassador in Vichy, on the French situation, Laval's difficulties and the defences at Dakar, on October 12; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, on the Germans' inability to supply shipping and steel to Japan, from September 23; and on the Japanese Foreign Minister's disappointment, on October 15.

Keywords

Vichy regime, forced labour, politics, defence, colonies, resources, war materials, German war effort

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