2051

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2051
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean
Countries Argentina, Balearic Islands, Bulgaria, Corsica, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Yugoslavia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Karl Dönitz, Benito Mussolini, Josef Stalin

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 South-east Europe: on the situation in the Trieste area, as of September 26; a situation report on the fighting in Yugoslavia, for September 25, noting that Italians are joining the guerillas; that Allied Liberator bombers attacked an airfield in the Athens area, on September 22; of the situation on the Aegean Islands, on September 26; and of action against Italian troops on the Aegean Islands, on September 26; Naval Headlines, covering that Admiral Doenitz congratulates U-boat crews for an attack on a convoy in the North Atlantic; and from the Japanese minister in Madrid, relating information from the Spanish Foreign Minister, on Italy, on Spain's relations with the Allies and on Western international relations, from September 22.

Keywords

military situation reports, guerrilla warfare, occupied Italy, occupied Yugoslavia, Italian army, German army, military operations, effects of bombing, air raids, airfields, occupied Greece, naval intelligence, German U-boats, convoys, naval warfare, Battle of the Atlantic, shipping losses, diplomatic intelligence, collapse of Fascist Italy, Italian government, Spanish neutrality, Spanish politics

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