3739

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3739
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Austria, China, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland
Document Type Signals Intelligence, Memoranda
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, 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 contains a message that the Prime Minister (PM) refuses to receive headlines instead of reports; and the following reports: BONIFACE military headlines; Naval Headlines for April 29; a further Naval Headlines report; on Germany: a summary of the events involving Himmler and Goering, on April 30; and of an SS order that British and U.S. prisoners are to be brought back at all costs, on April 27; on Czechoslovakia: that Frank seeks freedom of action in Bohemia-Moravia, on April 29; and of Frank seeking contact with Paris, on April 26; and on South Europe: of surrender in north Italy, with Mussolini being executed, on April 29.

Keywords

German strategy, military situation reports, Battle of Berlin, food supplies, occupied Netherlands, military organisation, Nazi leadership, Eastern Front, encirclement, German army, German withdrawal, Italian Campaign, evacuation, demolitions, ports, naval intelligence, naval operations, German U-boats, Arctic convoys, shipping losses, Royal Navy, air raids, naval bases, Pacific War, submarines, Japanese navy, occupied Norway, convoys, warships, German government, politics, Nazi party, subversion

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