3265

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3265
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Austria, Bulgaria, Burma, China, Crete, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, India, Indochina, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Persia, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Abwehr, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Josef Stalin

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 contains a message from Group Captain Jones to Group Captain Winterbotham, including BONIFACE headlines to be sent to Cairo for the Prime Minister (PM), see also 7834. This file also includes the following reports: on interviews with a German Embassy official in the Vatican, from July 23-August 2; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, forwarding Swedish information on the Quebec Conference, on October 7; from the German Legation in Stockholm, that at the Quebec Conference, Churchill refuses the use of U.S. forces in Burma, on October 4; from the Irish chargé in Berlin, on Germany's will to resist, on October 8; from the Spanish minister in Tokyo, on the Japanese lack of organisation, on October 2; from the Spanish minister in Budapest, describing rumours of an impending German coup d'état in Hungary, on October 7; and Naval Headlines.

Keywords

military situation reports, casualties, German army, Eastern Front, German strategy, Western Front, defence, military dispositions, German withdrawal, diplomatic officials, German government, coup d’état, Allied strategy, surrender, Nazi leadership, territorial concessions, Soviet foreign policy, diplomatic intelligence, Allied powers, conferences, American strategy, Pacific War, naval intelligence, German U-boats, naval operations, Japanese navy, shipping losses

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