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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/683
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries France, Germany, Great Britain, Iraq, Italy, Syria, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Benito Mussolini, Erwin Rommel

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: Naval Headlines, that U-boats are lying in wait for convoy PQ17, on June 28; and the Turkish ambassador in Berlin summarises the war situation following the victories at Tobruk, Kharkov and Kerch, on June 26.

Keywords

naval intelligence, German U-boats, Arctic convoys, military organisation, Italian navy, shipping, Spanish armed forces, diplomatic intelligence, military situation reports

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