3417

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3417
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Japan, Norway, Philippines
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined

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: that the 1st SS Panzer Division is to be transferred, on January 6; that operations beyond the front line into enemy territory are not to be carried out until full operational readiness of a day fighter unit is restored, on January 7; that forty older-type aircraft of a night fighter unit are to be surrendered by January 15 for use in composite aircraft operations, dated January 6; that the situation at the front necessitates an acceleration of pilot training, on January 6; Naval Headlines; and from Aghnides in London, that the Greek King sends good wishes to the Regent and Mr Papandreou, on January 4.

Keywords

troop movements, German army, Western Front, Battle of the Bulge, military dispositions, tactics, air warfare, German air force, aircraft, night fighters, aerial attacks, bombing, training, personnel, naval intelligence, German U-boats, Battle of the Atlantic, shipping losses, Pacific War, Japanese navy, operations planning, invasion of the Philippines, counter-attacks, aerial attacks on ships, diplomatic intelligence, Anglo-Greek relations

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