2425

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2425
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America
Countries Albania, Balearic Islands, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, 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 Western Europe: of indications of a move of the 1st SS Panzer Corps from Italy to Brussels, on January 23 and 26; that German trains arrive in Italy, and 1000 Allied prisoners are to be entrained at Rome, on February 2; and the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) for the Southwest's report of February 2; on Germany: of a claim that a German Air Force (GAF) night-fighter was sprayed with a phosphorous-like substance by an Allied bomber over Berlin, on the night of January 27-28; Naval Headlines, covering that a vessel is to transport Jews to Turkey; from the Japanese minister in Lisbon, relaying Salazar's views on Allied pressure on Spain, as of February 3; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, forwarding German information on Bulgaria and Spain, on February 4; and from the Bulgarian minister in Berlin, on a large Allied raid on Berlin on January 30.

Keywords

German army, military dispositions, military organisation, Italian Campaign, secret weapons, Royal Air Force, air warfare, night fighters, German air force, naval intelligence, Battle of the Atlantic, German U-boats, ports, naval bases, warships, German navy, shipping, diplomatic intelligence, Spanish neutrality, Spanish foreign policy, Bulgarian foreign policy, effects of bombing

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