3343

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3343
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries France, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Singapore
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Phillipe P├ętain

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: Naval Headlines; on West Europe: of a rail movement involving the 1st SS Panzer Division and the 6th Panzer Army, on November 9; on anti-tank guns for the 2nd SS Panzer Division, on November 20; on the front line of the 86th Army Corps, on November 23; and an assessment by the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) West of progress in the defence of the Rhine crossings, on November 21; from the German Legation in Lisbon, on the British political situation, as at November 17; from the Turkish ambassador in London, regarding the new French ambassador's views on France's relations with the Allied powers, on November 20; from the Peruvian ambassador in London, that the V1 and V2 attacks continue, on November 21; and from the Japanese ambassador to the Vichy government, on remnants of the Vichy regime being established at Sigmaringen, from October 24 and November 7.

Keywords

military organisation, contingency planning, defence, Crossing of the Rhine, troop movements, German army, railways, anti-tank guns, military dispositions, occupied Netherlands, naval intelligence, demolitions, German navy, operations planning, German U-boats, Pacific War, aerial attacks, diplomatic intelligence, political intelligence, French foreign policy, effects of bombing, secret weapons, missiles, French politics

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