3106

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3106
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Brazil, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Karl Dönitz, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Joachim von Ribbentrop

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: a 1st Parachute Corps situation report, for July 23; and that a flotilla of Italian midget submarines is to be set up in the Adriatic, on July 21; on Germany: that an officer accuses his former Commanding Officer (CO) of disloyalty, on July 21; that a military putsch has been crushed, and the chain of command is back to normal, as of July 22; that to mark the preservation of the Fuehrer's life, Heil Hitler is to replace the military salute, on July 23; that the plot was liquidated in six hours, on July 22; of an air raid on Kiel on July 23; and on progress in the production of new weapons, from July 3; Naval Headlines; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, on the German generals' plot, on July 20; a German Foreign Office briefing on the war situation, with comments from the Prime Minister (PM) and the Foreign Secretary on Turkey, on July 20; from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs to all stations, giving guidance on the attempt on the Fuehrer and other matters, on July 21; from the Portuguese minister in Tokyo, describing the Japanese war situation, as of July 20; from the Bulgarian minister in Berlin, regarding the German generals' plot, on July 21; from the Portuguese charg?n Turkey, that Turkey is gradually yielding to Allied pressure, on July 21; from the Turkish minister in Vichy, that former French statesmen were handed over by Germany to the Vichy government as hostages, on July 14; and from the Turkish military attach?n Budapest, on the German wish to make Hungary a protectorate, on July 21.

Keywords

military situation reports, German army, defence, artillery, casualties, military operations, Allied powers, Italian Campaign, civil unrest, Home Front, anti-Nazi resistance, coup d?t, effects of bombing, air raids, weapons production, secret weapons, naval intelligence, German U-boats, naval operations, German navy, demolitions, ports, Pacific War, convoys, predicting enemy intentions, food supplies, military bases, assassinations, Japanese government, propaganda, Turkish neutrality, politicians, French government, Soviet strategy, Eastern Front

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