3156

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3156
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, France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Romania, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service, United Nations
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 on Western Europe: of the 10th Panzer Division's attack being broken off, on August 7; the 21st and 116th Panzer Divisions' situation reports, for August 7; of the 84th Army Corps' intentions, on August 7; that the 25th Army Corps is to transfer to Brest, on August 6; the 11th Flak Division reports damage was caused at Toulon, on August 6; a report on the Allied forces, on August 6; eight reports on damage to towns in France, especially railway bridges over the Rhone, on August 6; and probably from the 11th Flak Division, three reports of air raid damage on an Avignon bridge, on August 6; on Southern Europe: the 1st Parachute Corps reports the German front line in Italy, as at August 6; and that a new unidentified division is to arrive in Istria on August 8; Naval Headlines; from the Argentine ambassador in London, giving an interpretation of Churchill's speech, on August 4; from the Portuguese minister in Tokyo, describing Japanese discouragement, on August 4; from the Turkish military attach� in Bucharest, noting the German withdrawal of artillery from Romania, on July 31; and from the French delegate in Ankara, on improved Soviet-Bulgarian relations, on July 25.

Keywords

German army, military operations, casualties, counter-attacks, Battle of Normandy, predicting enemy intentions, military situation reports, military organisation, troop movements, shipping losses, German U-boats, effects of bombing, air raids, occupied France, roads, Italian Campaign, military dispositions, naval intelligence, demolitions, ports, naval bases, Japanese navy, Pacific War, warships, food supplies, diplomatic intelligence, Anglo-Argentine relations, public opinion

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