3325

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3325
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, North America
Countries China, England, France, Germany, Indochina, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini

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: the 7th Army's appreciation of the situation, as at November 15; on Southern Europe: that the new establishment of a parachute division is 17571 men, on November 12; Naval Headlines; from the Japanese ambassador in Venice, describing the situation in northern Italy, on October 20; and from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, German propaganda directives, on November 13.

Keywords

predicting enemy intentions, military operations, Allied powers, Western Front, German army, military strength, manpower, German airborne troops, naval intelligence, German strategy, German U-boats, evacuation, German navy, occupied Norway, naval bases, Pacific War, Japanese navy, convoys, shipping losses, submarines, diplomatic intelligence, military situation reports, Italian Campaign, adverse weather conditions, German withdrawal, fascist leadership, Italian government, Anglo-French relations

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