3431

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3431
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Denmark, Germany, Greece, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Soviet Union
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Government Code and Cypher School
People 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 Western Europe: a German Air Force (GAF) situation report for January 10; that the 53rd Corps expects strong Allied air attacks on January 11; and that a regimental group of the 2nd Mountain Division is to be sent from Denmark to the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) West by January 12; Naval Headlines; from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, a German conversational directive on President Roosevelt's message, on January 7; and from Aghnides in London, noting the British government's anxiety over Greece, on January 9.

Keywords

German withdrawal, Battle of the Bulge, predicting enemy intentions, Allied strategy, aerial attacks, supply problems, troop movements, Nazi-occupied Europe, naval intelligence, German navy, shipping losses, amphibious operations, landing places, Japanese navy, convoys, diplomatic intelligence, American war effort, Greek politics

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