3589

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3589
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Europe, Middle East
Countries Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon, Romania, Russia, Soviet Union, Syria
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, League of Nations, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Desmond Morton, Joachim von Ribbentrop, 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: a German report that the Allies have reached the Rhine and will overcome the Rhine as quickly as possible to continue their offensive, on March 7; on East Europe: the 46th Panzer Corps' day report of March 4, noting heavy losses; Naval Headlines 1346 (not included); from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, on the unpleasant war situation, as of March 7; and on German plans for an offensive in the east, on March 7; from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin to the Embassy in Madrid, a query from Ribbentrop regarding a U.S. press representative's request for a Hitler interview, on January 8; a report on Germany and Roumania is not included; on Syria: President Kuwatli's account of his Cairo interviews, on March 10; and on Japan: from a German in Tokyo concerning a U.S. bombing raid, on March 10.

Keywords

predicting enemy intentions, Allied strategy, military commanders, Crossing of the Rhine, Pacific War, effects of bombing, air raids, United States Army Air Force, German army, casualties, Eastern Front, diplomatic intelligence, military situation reports, German strategy, Anglo-Egyptian relations, Egyptian government

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