3437

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3437
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions East Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Australia, China, Great Britain, Greece, India, Japan, Russia, Soviet Union, Spain, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Geheime Staatspolizei, Security Service, United Nations, 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: that a parachute regiment is to be employed to mop up Hatten and an area in northern Alsace, on January 12; and a German Air Force (GAF) Command for the West report indicates further shrinkage of the German main defence line, on January 12; from Aghnides in London, on the High Commissioner for Australia being reassured, on January 10; and he forecasts a Labour attack on the British government, on January 11; from the Japanese ambassador in Moscow, on the effect of Japan's rupture with Turkey, on January 4; and from the Japanese minister in Madrid, noting Allied press hostility to Spain, on January 8.

Keywords

operations planning, Western Front, German airborne troops, military objectives, military situation reports, Battle of the Bulge, diplomatic intelligence, Greek politics, Greek Civil War, Anglo-Greek relations, Turkish foreign policy, Spanish neutrality

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