2592

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2592
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, South Asia
Countries Argentina, Burma, Croatia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America, West Germany
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Josef Stalin

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: that the Germans receive reports that guerrillas with Allied aid are to attack the Rab and Pag islands, north of Zara, on March 6; a 264th Infantry Division situation report for March 5; and that 24 Ju 88 aircraft depart an airfield near Milan for an airfield south of Wilhelmshaven, on March 6; the Japanese ambassador in Ankara calls for a meeting of the Japanese diplomatic representatives in Europe, on March 3; from the Japanese minister in Madrid, describing an interview with the Spanish Foreign Minister, on March 2; from the Spanish ambassador in Helsinki, regarding Germany and Soviet-Finnish negotiations, on March 3; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, a weekly report, on February 25; a BONIFACE report on German information on Turkish generals, for March 6; and a report on Poland, for February 29.

Keywords

intelligence reports, operations planning, partisans, occupied Yugoslavia, patrols, commando raids, British army, troop movements, German air force, diplomatic intelligence, information sharing, diplomatic officials, Japanese war effort, military organisation, fuel, Argentine politics, Finnish foreign policy, armistice, Soviet foreign policy, governments in exile, military situation reports, Battle of Anzio, Turkish army, military commanders, occupied Poland, Soviet propaganda

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