Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2080
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Corsica, Crete, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sicily
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Hermann Göring


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 Southern Europe: that the 76th Corps expects further Allied landings at Termoli, on October 5; three ground situation reports including the serviceable aircraft of the 2nd Air Corps, on October 5; and that the Germans are ordered during their withdrawal to deprive the Allies of every source of supply by destruction, and to prevent the Italians from concealing stocks, on October 4; on South-east Europe: the Germans report 600 British prisoners have been taken on Kos and booty was captured, on October 4; of the result of Allied air raids over the Greek islands, on September 30; and a summary of the situation in the Aegean, as of September 30; Naval Headlines; and from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, on a German prohibition to journalists to discuss the possibilities of Soviet-German rapprochement, on September 30.


predicting enemy intentions, amphibious operations, invasion of Italy, landing places, military situation reports, Italian Campaign, German withdrawal, demolitions, military supplies, prisoners of war, British army, captured equipment, effects of bombing, air raids, airfields, shipping losses, casualties, Italian army, naval intelligence, aircraft carriers, Royal Navy, naval operations, aerial attacks on ships, occupied Norway, warships, German navy, German U-boats, convoys, Battle of the Atlantic, diplomatic intelligence, German-Soviet relations

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