3630

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3630
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations, Propaganda, Censorship and Psychological Warfare
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries China, Egypt, England, Formosa, Holland, Indochina, Japan, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Spain
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People 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 on Western Europe: of orders by General Field-Marshal Model to construct an anti-tank blocking zone behind the Rhine, on March 20; that Hitler orders armaments to be allocated to the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) West, on March 20; and an Army Group H situation report, for March 20; Naval Headlines; from the Spanish Embassy in London, on the views of the Conservative Party, on March 16; from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, German propaganda directives, for March 16; from the Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs in Cairo, describing terror in Cairo, on March 14; and from the Venezualan ambassador in London, on the Embassy being damaged by a rocket, on March 19.

Keywords

German army, military organisation, defence, Western Front, fortifications, military dispositions, tanks, predicting enemy intentions, military operations, Allied powers, naval intelligence, effects of bombing, air raids, naval bases, German U-boats, warships, German navy, naval warfare, Pacific War, aerial attacks on ships, Japanese navy, submarines, shipping losses, convoys, diplomatic intelligence, political intelligence, German propaganda, civil unrest, Egyptian government

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