1977

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1977
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Europe
Countries France, Great Britain, Romania
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Pierre Laval

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 correspondence: from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, on the German propaganda line regarding U.K.-U.S.-Soviet relations, on August 28; the Belgian minister in Lisbon discounts rumours of a German intention to withdraw from France, on August 30; from the French charg� in Tokyo, on Japanese preparations for evacuations from towns to the countryside; and on rumours of an attempt to assassinate Tojo, on August 27; and from the Italian minister in Bucharest, noting the effect of the fall of Kharkov on the Romanians, on August 24.

Keywords

diplomatic intelligence, Japanese war effort, supply problems, blockades, submarines, bombing, civil unrest, assassinations, public morale, defeatism, Romanian government

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