Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/272
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, North America, South Asia
Countries Burma, China, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, India, Indochina, Italy, Japan, Malaya, Malta, Morocco, Norway, Siam, Spain, Thailand, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges


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 North Africa: German Air Force (GAF) fighters are awaiting good weather at Munich, on November 28; on the Russian Front: a German report of November 27; on the Moscow Front: an incomplete GAF operations report of November 27; and a report of the German ground situation on November 28; on the Central Russian Front: that a Spanish fighter squadron is to join the GAF at Klin, on November 28; and on German ground forces positions on November 27; on the Southern Russian Front: a 2 Army situation report, for November 27; on France: of Vichy denial of a rumour of a Franco-German-Spanish joint defence scheme for Morocco, on November 19; from the Italian minister in Bangkok on the Thai diplomatic situation, on November 24; on Japan: the ambassador in Bangkok reports on talk with the premier Pibul about Thailand's situation, on November 21; Naval Headlines: reporting on German and Italian activity; on Japan: Tokyo informs the Consul in Hong Kong of amendment to the measures to be taken in China in an emergency, on November 21; on the Mediterranean: the assembly of a fleet at Navarino to supply Benghazi, on November 26; and a reply from the First Sea Lord (1SL) to the Prime Minister (PM) on the above, on November 28.


German air force, troop movements, Desert War, military situation reports, invasion of the Soviet Union, Red Army, counter-attacks, Spanish armed forces, aerial attacks, Soviet air force, diplomatic intelligence, threat of war with Japan, Japanese strategy, naval intelligence, German U-boats, Battle of the Atlantic, Italian navy, submarines, Sino-Japanese War, shipping

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