3276

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3276
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, North America
Countries Finland, Formosa, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
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 West Europe: that the 70th Infantry Division is to cover North Beveland until it is effectively flooded; Naval Headlines, for October 20 and 21; from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, propaganda directives on Hungary; from the Hungarian minister in Tokyo, describing a decline in Japanese-Soviet relations, on October 17; from the Swiss Legation in Budapest, on the Hungarian situation, as at October 15; from the French representative in Moscow, noting difficulties in the Anglo/U.S. talks with the Soviets, on October 16; and from the French representative in Ankara, stating that the Anglo-Soviet talks have problems on east Europe and the Balkans, on October 18.

Keywords

German army, military dispositions, defence, occupied Netherlands, naval intelligence, warships, German navy, naval operations, shipping losses, mines, ports, sabotage, German U-boats, Pacific War, Japanese navy, naval warfare, invasion of the Philippines, United States Navy, diplomatic intelligence, political intelligence, Axis powers, Soviet-Japanese relations, Anglo-Soviet relations

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