3525

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3525
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Propaganda, Censorship and Psychological Warfare
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Denmark, Germany, Holland, India, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Ministry of Economic Warfare, Secret Intelligence Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Thomas Bromley, Karl Dönitz, Adolf Hitler

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: Naval Headlines, covering a Japanese report that Allied aircraft are over Tateyama; and the expectation of an imminent Allied landing on Iwojima; on South-eastern Europe: of Mostar being lost with considerable losses in men and material, and with the German forces retreating to a blocking position west of Loznica; of the 34th Army Corps reporting the 22nd Infantry Division is under a strong attack at Sepak; and that the 115th Army Corps has concluded FRUEHLINGSSTURM; on Germany: of serious damage being caused to industry and the traffic system in an Allied air raid in the Magdeberg area and on Chemnitz, Gotha, Gera, Schmalkalden, Arnstadt and Poeszneck; of a political directive from SS Main Office to the Party Political Commissars in various VolksGrenadier Divisions and the 12th SS Corps on the conference of the Big Three, on reactions to atrocity propaganda and on examples of political leadership shown at Stalingrad in the Red Army; and from the Japanese naval attaché in Berlin, detailing an interview with Admiral Doenitz and Rear Admiral Wagner, in which the war situation was reviewed, and outlining German intentions for the Spring, on February 17.

Keywords

food supplies, ports, encirclement, occupied France, naval intelligence, German U-boats, air raids, aircraft carriers, United States Navy, Pacific War, Battle of Iwo Jima, German army, casualties, captured equipment, occupied Yugoslavia, effects of bombing, German propaganda, conferences, Allied powers, diplomatic intelligence, German strategy, German war effort, German navy, submarines, information sharing, German-Japanese relations

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