Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2438
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, North America
Countries Albania, Austria, Crete, Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Malta, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Geheime Staatspolizei, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Francisco Franco


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: a German Air Force (GAF) Command situation report, for February 9; Naval Headlines, covering a decision being required on the priority of repairs to the Tirpitz over repairs to U-boats; from the Argentinian ambassador in Madrid, giving the views of Franco on Spain's neutrality and anti-communism, on February 7; and a Swiss source's report on the effect of the Allied bombing of Berlin, on January 22.


shipping losses, rescue operations, personnel, naval intelligence, military exercises, German navy, warships, German U-boats, tactics, Battle of the Atlantic, aerial attacks on ships, diplomatic intelligence, Spanish foreign policy, effects of bombing, air raids, German war effort, casualties, industry

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