3574

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3574
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, South Asia
Countries Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Iceland, India, Indochina, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Soviet Union, Switzerland, Transjordan
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Desmond Morton, 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 West Europe: that Army Group B orders the immediate move to Bonn of the Panzer Lehr Division, on March 6; and that Defence Region 6 requests reinforcements for the blocking line from Emmerich-Bonn, on March 5; on South Europe: of German emergency fuel measures, on February 28; Naval Headlines; from the Saudi Arabian representatives in Cairo and Baghdad with the Saudi King, in Mecca, regarding discussion of a draft letter to Churchill and Roosevelt, on February 27-28; from the French minister in Canberra, on General MacArthur's strategy, on February 22; from the German Legation in Stockholm, noting U.S. pressure on the Soviet Union at Yalta to declare war on Japan, on February 22; from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a press directive on Eden's speech on Poland, on March 1; from the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, on Japanese plans for the administration of Indo-China, on March 3 and 5; and various telegrams on policy in Indo-China, from March 2-3.

Keywords

German army, troop movements, military dispositions, defence, Western Front, Italian Campaign, war materials, fuel, military supplies, railways, naval intelligence, German strategy, transportation, tactics, German U-boats, diplomatic intelligence, Egyptian government, Battle of Iwo Jima, military commanders, United States Army, Allied supplies to the USSR, Lend-Lease, Polish government, post-war planning, politics, Japanese-occupied territory, colonies, Franco-Japanese relations

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