3304

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3304
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Albania, England, Finland, Formosa, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Iran, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union, Spain, Yugoslavia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Government Code and Cypher School
People 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 includes the following reports on Western Europe: a situation report from Army Group B for October 31; of Allied landing attempts at Flushing, on November 1; condition reports for October 28, stating that the 22nd Infantry Division is deficient in heavy infantry weapons but capable of fully defensive operations; that the 11th German Air Force (GAF) Field Division is very exhausted and not to be relied upon; that the SS Division Prinz Eugen is scattered, and capable of limited offensive operations; that the SS Division Skanderberg is being dissolved with its Albanians being dismissed; and that a new Battle Group is being formed from German personnel and naval ratings; Naval Headlines, covering U-boat operational deployments; that the 4th S Flotilla is to assemble at Copenhagen on October 31 before going to north Norway; and that the Japanese report Allied striking forces off the east coast of Luzon are retiring in a south-easterly direction; a Japanese circular account of the naval battle of the Philippines, on October 27; a German press directive relating to Churchill's speech in Parliament, on October 28; from the Spanish minister in Tokyo, on the Formosa victory, and the Japanese industrial situation, on October 25; and from the German Legation in Stockholm, on the results of the Moscow Conference, from October 28.

Keywords

military situation reports, military operations, German army, Western Front, amphibious operations, Allied powers, landing places, occupied Netherlands, military strength, military organisation, naval intelligence, German U-boats, special operations, demolitions, German navy, shipping losses, Pacific War, Japanese navy, invasion of the Philippines, assessing enemy strength, United States Navy, diplomatic intelligence, public statements, foreign policy, conferences, propaganda, post-war planning

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