3488

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3488
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, North America, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Formosa, Germany, Great Britain, India, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Soviet Union, Spain, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Josef Stalin

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: of an appreciation by the 1st Army that the Allies would attack Sinz, on January 26; of the 6th SS Mountain Division's withdrawal to a defence line, on January 26; and the Chief of Naval Command for the West issues a circular, on January 26; Naval Headlines; from the Japanese minister in Madrid, on Spanish policy, on January 19; from the Japanese ambassador in Moscow, on fears of a Soviet denunciation of the Japanese-Soviet neutrality pact, on January 19; and from the Brazilian ambassador in Washington, on the forthcoming three-power talks, on January 5.

Keywords

predicting enemy intentions, Western Front, Allied strategy, military objectives, German withdrawal, military situation reports, Eastern Front, Nazi leadership, military commanders, German U-boats, technology, Battle of the Atlantic, naval intelligence, evacuation, naval bases, shipping losses, Pacific War, military organisation, suicide attacks, Japanese strategy, secret weapons, diplomatic intelligence, Spanish foreign policy, Soviet-Japanese relations

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