3320

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3320
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, South Asia
Countries Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Norway, Siam, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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: of the withdrawal of the 4th German Air Force (GAF) Field Corps, on November 12; the 11th Panzer Division reports the progress of an Allied advance, on November 12; of an Allied thrust in the direction of Falkenberg, on November 12; a 13th SS Corps situation report, for November 12; of the 36th Volks Grenadier Division withdrawing and being replaced by the 212th Infantry Division, on November 12; and a 1st Army situation report, for November 13; Naval Headlines; from M. Garreau in Moscow, noting Sino-American friction as a result of the withdrawal of General Stilwell on November 4; and the Turkish naval attach?n Stockholm forwards a military intelligence report, on November 8.

Keywords

German withdrawal, Western Front, Allied powers, military operations, operations planning, German army, counter-attacks, military situation reports, military objectives, military dispositions, predicting enemy intentions, naval intelligence, evacuation, naval bases, German navy, warships, German U-boats, Japanese navy, Pacific War, diplomatic intelligence, Chinese Nationalists, American-Chinese relations, Turkish neutrality

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