3353

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3353
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, South Asia
Countries Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, India, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Soviet Union, Spain, Syria, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, League of Nations, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Charles de Gaulle, Adolf Hitler, 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 South-east Europe: of a request for one-man assault boats to be flown to Rhodes, on November 29; on West Europe: that the German Air Force (GAF) are to take measures to protect their increased fighter power from the Allied onslaught, on November 29; on Germany: that Speer requests armed forces lorry space to help make good the air raid damage to the Ruhr, on November 25; Naval Headlines for November 29 (see 8112); Naval Headlines (not listed on the coversheet); from the Japanese Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on operations in the Philippines, on November 13; and relating the views of the German ambassador on the prospects for peace, on November 24; from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, relaying intelligence from Chungking, on November 26; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, a statement from Goebbels on the war situation, on November 10; from DiploFrance in Paris to all posts, on the Franco-British talks in Paris, on November 23; and from the German minister in Stockholm, regarding the Franco-British talks, on November 18.

Keywords

operations planning, commando raids, transportation, landing craft, defence, amphibious operations, German air force, air warfare, tactics, military situation reports, effects of bombing, German war effort, salvage, naval intelligence, torpedo boats, German U-boats, Pacific War, diplomatic intelligence, invasion of the Philippines, American-Chinese relations, military commanders, Chinese Nationalists, peace proposals, Soviet foreign policy, German-Japanese relations, propaganda, information sharing, Anglo-French relations

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