Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1210
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, South Asia
Countries Bulgaria, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Malta, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Erwin Rommel


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: the German Air Force (GAF) in Africa's first report for December 10, with claims of enemy aircraft losses; a Panzer Army report for December 9, describing Rommel as expecting a British enveloping move to the south, and the fuel situation as critical; of the 5th Panzer Army's orders for December 10, that a force from Gabes is to occupy Maknassy; from the Japanese minister in Sofia, relaying the Bulgarian Prime Minister's views on Turkish neutrality, on December 5; from the Turkish minister in Madrid, that there is no indication of any German intention to attack Spain, on December 8; Naval Headlines, covering the Mediterranean; and from the Japanese Foreign Minister, a rebuttal of and detailed guidance on the Berlin ambassador's and Berlin's assessment of the Russian campaign (see also 1676).


aerial reconnaissance, air warfare, casualties, military situation reports, Desert War, invasion of French North Africa, Operation Torch, predicting enemy intentions, British strategy, German army, military dispositions, defence, Turkish foreign policy, diplomatic intelligence, Bulgarian foreign policy, occupation arrangements, occupied France, naval intelligence, German navy, Italian navy, convoys, hospital ships, French navy, warships, captured equipment

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