3110

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3110
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions East Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America
Countries England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Turkey, United States of America, Yugoslavia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Geheime Staatspolizei, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler

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: that the Ground Officer Commanding (GOC) the 4th SS Corps is to carry out Hitler's instructions regarding five army divisions, on July 19; from the Japanese naval attaché in Berlin, on the generals' plot, on July 21; from the Japanese consul-general in Vienna, detailing damage caused in a U.S. air raid on Vienna, on July 21; from the Belgian minister in Ankara, describing a critical period for German industry as it reorganises underground, on July 22; from the Brazilian minister in Berne, on the German internal situation, as at July 22; from the Turkish consul in Plovdiv, noting Bulgarian peace feelers to the Soviets, on July 21; from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the ambassador in Ankara, on German-Turkish relations, from July 9; and Naval Headlines (see 7237).

Keywords

German army, military organisation, military commanders, public opinion, coup d’état, anti-Nazi resistance, diplomatic intelligence, effects of bombing, air raids, German war effort, rumours, surrender, Bulgarian foreign policy, Turkish neutrality

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