2597

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2597
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific
Countries Bulgaria, Crete, England, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, Soviet Union, Spain, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 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: battle reports from the beach-head, on March 8; on the Russian Front: the 4th Panzer Army's detailed report for March 7; Naval Headlines; from the Turkish ambassador in Vichy, describing a conversation with Laval, on March 2; from the Portuguese minister in Ankara, detailing an interview with von Papen, on March 6; and from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, on Finnish-Soviet negotiations, on March 4.

Keywords

military situation reports, Battle of Anzio, Operation Shingle, aerial attacks, roads, supply problems, casualties, Eastern Front, German army, counter-attacks, military shortages, military strength, naval intelligence, military organisation, German U-boats, Battle of the Atlantic, convoys, adverse weather conditions, diplomatic intelligence, politicians, Vichy regime, predicting enemy intentions, Allied strategy, peace proposals

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