Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1704
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific
Countries Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Franklin Delano Roosevelt


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 Miss Pettigrew for the Prime Minister (PM); and the following correspondence: from the Chinese minister in Ankara, forwarding Turkish information on Japanese losses of men and materials, on May 18; from the Japanese minister in Budapest, on Hungarian foreign policy, as of May 13; from the Japanese minister in Madrid, 'TO' intelligence from Washington, describing a dispute between Churchill and Roosevelt over the priorities of a European second front and the war against Japan, on May 13 and 19; from the Japanese Foreign Ministry, on a U.S. landing on Attu, and that the ambassador at Kuibyshev is to seek assurances that the Soviets will not give bases to the U.S.; and a holding reply from Kuibyshev, on May 16-17; from the Japanese Foreign Ministry, that representatives are to pay attention to food supply and its effect on morale, on May 17. This file also contains a message from the Code and Cypher School (CSS) to Washington for the PM, on May 24: on Italian and Turkish diplomatic telegrams to be seen; that the Commander in Chief (C in C) of the Mediterranean thinks that the French admiral will keep his word and not scuttle his fleet, on May 23; and from the CSS to Washington for the PM, on May 24: that on May 22 Godefroy told Laval that his decision to move the French fleet to West Africa was taken after prolonged heart searchings.


Japanese war effort, shipping losses, diplomatic intelligence, economic substitutes, Hungarian foreign policy, Allied strategy, Free French, American strategy, German war effort, food supplies, Axis powers, German strategy, Eastern Front

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