2565

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2565
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Ceylon, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, Yugoslavia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
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 Southern Europe: eight bridgehead battle reports in Italy, for February 29; of the 29th Panzer Grenadier Division being withdrawn from the line, with its sector being taken over by the 3rd Panzer Grenadier Division, on February 29; and that the 2nd Air Fleet's intentions for the night of February 29 are to concentrate a bombing attack against Allied shipping off Anzio; Naval Headlines, including the Far East; from the Bulgarian minister in Lisbon, on Hungary and the war, on February 26; from the Chinese Embassy in London, detailing air raids on London, on February 25; and from the Greek ambassador in Washington, regarding Churchill's speech, on February 27.

Keywords

military situation reports, Battle of Anzio, Operation Shingle, German army, military objectives, tanks, Allied powers, encirclement, military dispositions, troop movements, German air force, operations planning, aerial attacks on ships, naval intelligence, military organisation, German U-boats, Battle of the Atlantic, convoys, shipping, warships, Japanese navy, shipping losses, diplomatic intelligence, effects of bombing, air raids, Soviet strategy, post-war planning, royalty, Egyptian government

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