3586

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3586
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, South Asia
Countries Bulgaria, China, England, France, Germany, India, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Soviet Union, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Desmond Morton, 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 West Europe: that the German Air Force (GAF) are to achieve the destruction of the Remagen bridge, if necessary by a suicide attack, on March 10; that an Allied boat assault across the Rhine was repulsed; and that Army Group G's right wing was withdrawn, on March 9; Naval Headlines; from the French ambassador in Moscow, on the San Francisco Conference, on March 4 and 5; from the German Legation in Stockholm, regarding Yalta and subsequent negotiations, on February 16; from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, press directives on speeches by Churchill, Roosevelt and Eden, from February 28, and March 2 and 3; from the Swiss Legation in Tokyo, describing Japanese anxiety over the war and Soviet intentions, on March 6; and from the Japanese Embassy in Shanghai, noting Chungking's dissatisfaction with the Yalta Conference, on February 20.

Keywords

German air force, operations planning, aerial attacks, Crossing of the Rhine, suicide attacks, military situation reports, Allied powers, military operations, Western Front, German withdrawal, naval intelligence, German navy, occupied Channel Islands, naval operations, shipping losses, United States Navy, prisoners of war, casualties, aerial attacks on ships, Pacific War, Japanese navy, diplomatic intelligence, Soviet foreign policy, Soviet-Japanese relations, Anglo-Soviet relations, invasion of the Philippines, Yalta Conference

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