1265

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1265
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, England, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, India, Italy, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Alexander Cadogan, Adolf Hitler

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: Axis agents' reports about alleged landing plans of the Allies in North Africa, on December 28; Naval Headlines for December 27; from the Turkish ambassador in Vichy, on Laval's interview with Hitler, on December 24; and from the Japanese minister in Madrid, giving the views of the Spanish ambassador in London, on British morale, and foreign and domestic policy, on December 23.

Keywords

intelligence reports, German agents, Allied strategy, landing places, invasion of French North Africa, naval intelligence, Italian navy, shipping, convoys, diplomatic intelligence, Franco-German relations, Vichy regime, diplomatic officials, public morale, British war effort

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