3399

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3399
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Middle East, South Asia
Countries Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Indochina, Italy, Norway, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges

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 Western Europe: on the 2nd SS Panzer Corps' attack details, on December 29; Naval Headlines; from Aghnides in London, that King George is still obdurate over the Greek regency, on December 29; from the Turkish Legation in Cairo, detailing Greek complaints against Britain, on December 20; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, regarding the German offensive, on December 19; from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, noting improved conditions in northern Italy, on December 22; and from the Portuguese minister in Tokyo, on the grave situation in the Philippines, on December 24.

Keywords

military situation reports, military operations, German army, Battle of the Bulge, naval intelligence, German U-boats, Japanese navy, troop movements, diplomatic intelligence, Greek politics, Anglo-Greek relations, propaganda, Pacific War

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