3355

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3355
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, North America, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Belgium, Canada, China, Dutch East Indies, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Indochina, Japan, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Principe, Russia, Soviet Union, 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, 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 West Europe: that Army Group B seeks German Air Force (GAF) action against continuous Allied air attacks, on November 30; Naval Headlines; from the French representative in Moscow, noting Soviet hostility to the Belgian government, on November 22; from the French delegate in Stockholm, on the condition of Hitler, as at November 28; from the Portuguese minister in Pretoria, relaying the views of General Smuts on a liberated Europe, on November 28; from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, press guidance on London and the Polish question, and on Canadian politics, on November 28; from the Japanese ambassador in Moscow, detailing an interview with Molotov, mainly on the Soviet attitude to Japan and the war in the Far East, on November 18-20; and a note from the Prime Minister (PM) to the Foreign Secretary, via Mr Loxley.

Keywords

effects of bombing, civilians, anti-aircraft defence, German air force, naval intelligence, naval operations, German navy, torpedo boats, German U-boats, convoys, Battle of the Atlantic, aerial reconnaissance, warships, Pacific War, Royal Navy, submarines, salvage, aerial attacks on ships, diplomatic intelligence, Belgian government, Nazi leadership, Soviet foreign policy, Polish government, Allied powers, conferences, Soviet-Japanese relations

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