2552

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2552
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Foreign Policy and International Relations, Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America
Countries France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Geheime Staatspolizei, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Hermann Göring, Samuel Hoare

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 correspondence: from the Japanese minister in Madrid, describing Allied designs on Spain, on February 22; from the Bulgarian minister in Berlin, noting German pressure on Turkey, on February 23; a report on Southern Europe: a detailed return of the strength of the German Army formations in Italy as of February 1; Naval Headlines including the Far East; from the Argentine charg� d'affaires in the Vatican, concerning Monte Cassino abbey, on February 20; the Spanish Foreign Minister in Madrid reports a conversation with Sir Samuel Hoare, the British ambassador to Madrid, on February 22; from the Brazilian ambassador in London, detailing Churchill's speech on the London air raids, on February 23; the Turkish charg� in London suggests precautions in view of the air raids, on February 19; from the Turkish charg� in London, a report of the London air raids, on February 21; and foreign assessments on the morale in Germany, and the damage to Berlin caused by Allied air raids between mid-December and February 8.

Keywords

diplomatic intelligence, Spanish foreign policy, Spanish neutrality, Turkish neutrality, military strength, manpower, German army, Italian Campaign, naval intelligence, Battle of the Atlantic, German U-boats, convoys, warships, German navy, shipping losses, aerial attacks on ships, Allied powers, ports, defence, submarines, Japanese navy, Pacific War, dockyards, aircraft carriers, German-Japanese relations, captured equipment, Italian navy, blockades, trade, war materials, economic warfare, effects of bombing, air raids, German morale, psychology, defeatism, industry, German war effort, air raid precautions, evacuation, intelligence reports, air raid warning systems

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