Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3420
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America
Countries Belarus, England, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Soviet Union, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges


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: of the 9th Panzer Division's withdrawal from the front, on January 8; on Southern Europe: of regrouping on the Italian Front, on January 7; on the Russian Front: a German appreciation of the Russians, on January 6; Naval Headlines; from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, German propaganda directives, on January 5; and from the Turkish minister in Cairo, describing a conversation with Count Roger Raczynski, the Polish ambassador to Greece, on December 29.


Italian Campaign, German withdrawal, military organisation, military dispositions, German army, predicting enemy intentions, Soviet strategy, Eastern Front, military operations, Red Army, assessing enemy strength, Soviet air force, naval intelligence, German U-boats, mines, Pacific War, Japanese navy, shipping losses, convoys, naval bombardment, United States Navy, diplomatic intelligence, Soviet foreign policy, Polish government, public opinion

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