Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3140
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, North America
Countries England, Finland, Germany, Soviet Union, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Adolf Hitler, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Duncan Sandys


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 Western Europe: that the main Allied objective in the west is appreciated as advancing in the direction of Paris, with the possible subsidiary objective of cutting off Brittany, on August 2; a 25th Corps situation report, for August 2; the 116th Panzer Division gives the front line, as at August 2; that permission was granted by Hitler for the transfer of the 2nd Parachute Division from Brittany to Normandy, but he refused the withdrawal of the 319th Division from the Channel Islands, on August 1; on the 21st Panzer Division's main line of defence, on August 2; and that according to the 1st SS Corps the withdrawals of elements of the 9th and 12th SS Divisions from the line have been completed, on August 2; Naval Headlines; from the German minister in Stockholm, on Lord Beaverbrook's visit to the U.S., on July 28; and a Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) report on Ribbentrop's visit to Helsinki, on August 1.


military objectives, Allied strategy, Western Front, predicting enemy intentions, troop movements, tanks, military situation reports, German withdrawal, naval intelligence, warships, military exercises, German navy, shipping losses, German U-boats, Japanese navy, disposal of documents, convoys, diplomatic intelligence, Anglo-American relations, German-Finnish relations

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