Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3726
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Europe, North America
Countries Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Geheime Staatspolizei, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Desmond Morton, Phillipe P├ętain


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 South Europe: of an uprising in Genoa, on April 24; on Germany: messages from a liaison officer with Hitler, from April 21-23; on West Europe: that the King of the Belgians is in touch with a Belgian division, on April 20; from the Japanese minister in Berne, that Soviet soldiers commit outrages against Swiss diplomatic staff, on April 21; from the French representative in Beirut to the Embassy in Washington, noting anxiety at the U.S.' promise to equip the Syrian Army, on April 19; and from the Brazilian minister in Berne, that the Swiss allow transit but not refuge to Vichy French ministers, on April 24; and that the Swiss closed the frontier with Germany, on April 23.


civil unrest, occupied Italy, German air force, aircraft, transportation, collaborators, occupied Belgium, Nazi sympathisers, royalty, diplomatic missions, liberated Europe, Red Army, American foreign policy, politicians, Vichy regime, escape, border controls, refugees

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