2490

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2490
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, North America
Countries Azores, Crete, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal, Sicily, Spain, United States of America, Yugoslavia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service, United Nations
People Edward Bridges, Dwight Eisenhower

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: that the 65th Infantry Division is to attack, on the morning of February 22; that the 1st Parachute Corps expects a counter-attack by the enemy, on February 22; and that the 76th Panzer Corps gains some ground, with its front line reported, on February 22; on South-east Europe: that the 1st Mountain Division is to move to the Skoplje area, on February 9; and a German Air Force (GAF) Southeast sea situation report, on February 22; on Germany: an appreciation of Allied air warfare and future strategy in West Europe and the Mediterranean, on February 21; Naval Headlines; from the Spanish ambassador in Washington, with the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Madrid, on Spanish-U.S. negotiations, and pressure to cease the supply of wolfram to Germany, on February 16-17; and on Spain: on the political crisis in Spain, as of February 14.

Keywords

military situation reports, Battle of Anzio, Operation Shingle, predicting enemy intentions, counter-attacks, Allied powers, encirclement, military objectives, troop movements, German army, occupied Yugoslavia, shipping losses, Allied strategy, invasion threat, naval intelligence, German navy, torpedo boats, convoys, mines, warships, diplomatic intelligence, Spanish foreign policy, Spanish neutrality, Spanish politics, royalty

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