2173

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2173
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America
Countries Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Japan, Persia, Russia, Soviet Union, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Hermann Göring, 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 South Europe: of the 2nd Air Corps' operational orders for October 27; of the 2nd Air Fleet's operational orders and a report for October 27; on the Southern Russian Front: that the Fuehrer forbids the amalgamation of German Air Force (GAF) field divisions with army elements, on October 26; and that the GAF and the Roumanian Air Force support ground forces' defence, on October 25; Naval Headlines; from the Japanese minister in Helsinki, relating Finnish views of the war situation, as at October 10; from the German ambassador in Madrid, giving Spanish views on the Moscow and Algiers conferences, on October 22; and from the Turkish minister in Sofia, communicating Bulgarian apprehensions about the progress of the war, on October 22.

Keywords

German strategy, invasion of Italy, military situation reports, military organisation, German army, manpower reductions, aerial attacks, German air force, Eastern Front, Red Army, naval intelligence, German U-boats, Battle of the Atlantic, demolitions, ports, German navy, diplomatic intelligence, German-Finnish relations, Spanish foreign policy, Bulgarian politics

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