3666

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3666
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Weapons Technology and Nuclear Warfare
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, North America, South Asia
Countries China, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, 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 Western Europe: strength returns for 9 units of Army Group B as at March 24; that KG 53, a unit which had been employed in launching V-1's against England, was to be disbanded on or shortly after March 31; that Hitler orders the 14th SS Ukrainian Division in northern Yugoslavia to be disbanded and its equipment to be transferred to the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) West, on March 28; and that Chief of the General Staff General Krebs was appointed by Hitler to also take on the duties of General Guderian, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, while Guderian is on leave, on March 31; Naval Headlines; from the French ambassador in Moscow, a message of March 15 from his Foreign Minister in Paris on the role of the Soviet Union in international politics, the Yalta and San Francisco Conferences and a request for more information from Moscow; and from the Siamese ambassador in Osaka, on the results of Allied air raids on Tokyo, on food shortages, and that all Japanese schools are to close for a year, on March 19.

Keywords

military organisation, occupied Yugoslavia, manpower, German army, secret weapons, missiles, military commanders, naval intelligence, German navy, special operations, demolitions, ports, Eastern Front, evacuation, wounded, German U-boats, sabotage, Pacific War, military situation reports, naval operations, Royal Navy, Japanese navy, diplomatic intelligence, Soviet foreign policy, effects of bombing, air raids

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