3248

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3248
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Bulgaria, Crete, Formosa, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Soviet Union, Switzerland, Ukraine, West Germany
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, 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 Western Europe: a detailed appreciation of the engagement and destruction of the 1st British Airborne Division at Arnhem, on October 1; and a situation report on the front line from Antwerp-the Tilburg area, for October 3; on South-east Europe: that Patras is to be evacuated during the night of October 4; and a German appreciation that the main Allied effort in the Adriatic was towards Drvenik island, on October 2 and 3; Naval Headlines; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, describing the German situation, on September 26; from the Japanese ambassador in Venice, on the Fascist Italian situation, as at September 19; from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, a report on the Quebec Conference, on September 29; and from the Greek ambassador in Ankara, noting Tito's coldness towards Bulgaria, on October 1.

Keywords

military situation reports, Operation Market Garden, military operations, British army, paratroopers, German army, counter-attacks, military dispositions, occupied Belgium, evacuation, occupied Greece, Allied strategy, amphibious operations, landing places, naval intelligence, German U-boats, mines, Pacific War, predicting enemy intentions, diplomatic intelligence, information sharing, Axis powers, fascist leadership, conferences, Allied powers

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