3377

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3377
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, South Asia
Countries Belgium, Bulgaria, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Turkey, United States of America, Yugoslavia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Hermann Göring

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 the 81st Army Corps expects an Allied attack against the Dueren bridgehead, on December 15; and a German Air Force (GAF) ground situation report, for December 14, saying the Allies are to attack in the Nijmegen area; on South Europe: that equipment from the 1st Parachute Corps' dumps is to be sent to Berlin, on December 14; on Germany: that bomb-damaged towns are sought for house-to-house combat training, on December 14; Naval Headlines; from Tokyo to the Japanese Embassy in Manila, detailing U.S. air raids on Japan, on November 24; from the Portuguese minister in Tokyo, describing considerable damage being caused in the U.S.' bombing of Tokyo, on December 10; from the Portuguese minister in Pretoria, giving views on the U.K.'s intervention in Greece, on December 12; from the Portuguese chargé in Ankara, on the Turkish fear of the spread of Soviet Communism in Eastern Europe, on December 12; and from the Siamese Legation in Berlin, on German hopes of an Anglo-U.S. split with the Soviet Union, on December 8.

Keywords

predicting enemy intentions, Allied strategy, operations planning, Western Front, military organisation, transportation, military supplies, German army, training, housing, air raids, naval intelligence, German U-boats, Battle of the Atlantic, Pacific War, Japanese navy, aircraft carriers, aerial attacks, invasion of the Philippines, diplomatic intelligence, Japanese war effort, effects of bombing, public morale, political intelligence, Greek Civil War, communism

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