3367A

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3367A
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, North America
Countries England, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Dwight Eisenhower, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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 Europe: that two trainloads of the 710th Infantry Division, last noted in Norway, arrive in Italy, on December 6; on West Europe: the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) for the West's Chief Quartermaster's (QM's) day report, for December 4, noting that Army Group G is short of medium field artillery ammunition and fuel; Naval Headlines; from the Greek Prime Minister to the Embassy in London, stating that military operations against Communists in Piraeus and Athens began on December 5; from the Spanish minister in Ankara, that the U.S. President's delegate is to go to Germany, and that the German V3 is to come into operation against the U.S., on December 5; and from the Japanese naval attaché in Berlin, relaying a German assessment of its war prospects, and that Germany is planning a new submarine offensive, on December 3.

Keywords

troop movements, railways, German army, Italian Campaign, Western Front, military shortages, artillery, fuel, naval intelligence, Swedish neutrality, shipping, war materials, Soviet war effort, Japanese navy, Pacific War, predicting enemy intentions, invasion of the Philippines, convoys, diplomatic intelligence, anti-Nazi resistance, communism, occupied Greece, American-Soviet relations, German war effort, military strength, weapons production, psychology, Nazi leadership, German strategy, assessing enemy strength, Allied powers

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