2382

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2382
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Albania, Croatia, England, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Soviet Union, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Hermann Göring

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: 10th Army reports for January 29, noting that Monte Furlito and Monte Fuga have been lost; and a 10th Army day report for January 28, that the 44th Infantry Division yielded ground with heavy casualties; on South-east Europe: a German Air Force (GAF) command situation report, for January 29, stating that the Greek Foreign Minister was shot in Athens; and a German comment on British wireless silence, on January 28; on the Southern Russian Front: the 4th Air Fleet's reconnaissance results for January 28 to early on January 29; and from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, on Turco-Soviet relations, as of January 25.

Keywords

military situation reports, Battle of Monte Cassino, Allied powers, breakthroughs, German army, defence, counter-attacks, troop movements, predicting enemy intentions, Allied strategy, German withdrawal, casualties, assassinations, Greek politics, politicians, wireless communications, aerial reconnaissance, Eastern Front, military operations, Red Army, diplomatic intelligence, Turkish foreign policy, Soviet-Turkish relations

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