1355

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1355
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, South Asia
Countries Bulgaria, Egypt, England, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sicily, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, 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: a German report that Allied forces attempting to by-pass Taguelmit were smashed on February 9; Naval Headlines, that the German Naval Officer in Command (NOIC) at Novorossisk reported the forces under his command to be weakened by a high casualty rate, putting the harbour basin at risk of penetration; that the Japanese are seeking evidence of a clash of interests or friction between the U.K. and the U.S., on February 6; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, on the German defeat at Stalingrad and differences between Hitler and the German military leaders, on February 5; from the Japanese minister in Madrid, on the Spanish reaction to a German request for labourers and recruits, and U.S.-Spanish relations, on February 5; from the Japanese representative to the Vatican, giving the current views in the Vatican and diplomatic circles, on February 6; from the acting Japanese ambassador in Rome, on the Casablanca and Adana Conferences, from February 5; from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, regarding the Adana meeting, on February 4; from the Japanese minister in Sofia, describing Turkish-Bulgarian negotiations, on February 3; a consideration of conditions which would compel Turkey to join the war; and on Germany's attitude towards Turkey, on February 4.

Keywords

military situation reports, military operations, Allied powers, invasion of French North Africa, naval intelligence, German navy, warships, military exercises, shipping, convoys, diplomatic intelligence, Allied strategy, defeatism, Axis powers, Spanish foreign policy, Casablanca Conference, Free French, Turkish neutrality

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