1196

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1196
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Tunisia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, 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: Naval Headlines for December 6; and correspondence from the Japanese minister in Budapest, relaying the views of the Italian air attach� on British raids on Italy, on December 2; from the acting Japanese ambassador in Rome, describing an interview with Mussolini on December 2; from the Japanese minister in Madrid on the Allied threat to Italy, on December 3; from the Turkish minister in Copenhagen, reporting Danish views on the war, on December 4; and from the Turkish minister in Lisbon, on Allied war plans, on December 4.

Keywords

naval intelligence, German navy, warships, torpedo boats, German U-boats, Italian navy, shipping losses, hospital ships, diplomatic intelligence, air raids, Royal Air Force, anti-aircraft defence, fascist leadership, German-Italian relations, defeatism, Axis powers

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