3345

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3345
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Belgium, France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Syria, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Charles de Gaulle, Adolf Hitler

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: on the ground situation at Strasbourg, as of November 24; that the Germans expect the Allies to continue their attempt to break through the ORCSHOLZ position, on November 24; and on the German ground situation, as at November 24; on South Europe: that the Germans assess an Allied build-up is for an attack on Bologna, on November 20; the 10th Army's weekly report, on November 20, including a strength return; from General Beynet in Beirut to DiploFrance in Paris, complaining of intrigues of the British General Spears with regard to Syria and a lack of information concerning the Anglo-French talks in Paris, on November 21; from the French representative in Stockholm, on the German situation, that Himmler has taken over, and that German Embassy officials seek Swedish passports, on November 21; from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, relaying the Afghan ambassador's views on the European situation, on November 21; Naval Headlines; and from the German Foreign Office, giving information on Italy, on November 25.

Keywords

defence, Crossing of the Rhine, assessing enemy strength, tanks, predicting enemy intentions, Allied strategy, Western Front, military situation reports, Italian Campaign, military objectives, German army, military strength, military organisation, diplomatic intelligence, French politics, Nazi leadership, liberated Europe, Soviet foreign policy, naval intelligence, aerial reconnaissance, German navy, evacuation, naval bases, occupied Norway, personnel, German U-boats, mines, ports, Nazi-occupied Europe, Pacific War, invasion of the Philippines, military commanders

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