3288

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3288
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Pacific, South Asia
Countries France, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Principe, Russia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges

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 new Allied landings on south Beveland offer targets for a surprise attack, on October 26; and that the 47th Panzer Corps is in the Venlo area, on October 26; Naval Headlines; from the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, passing on intelligence from Chungking on Soviet intentions towards Japan, on October 16; from the French representative in Moscow, describing a divergence of the Allies' views on French participation in the occupation of Germany, on October 21; and on the exclusion of journalists from briefings on the Churchill-Stalin talks, on October 22; and from the Greek King in London to the Greek Prime Minister (PM) in Caserta, on arrangements for the approval of a new government, on October 23.

Keywords

operations planning, naval operations, landing places, amphibious operations, Allied powers, occupied Netherlands, military dispositions, German army, naval intelligence, military organisation, German strategy, defence, Pacific War, United States Navy, diplomatic intelligence, Soviet foreign policy, Anglo-Soviet relations

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