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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/712
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Intelligence Organisation and Administration, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, South Asia
Countries Crete, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Libya, Russia, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Benito Mussolini

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 North Africa: that a German unit specialising in subversive activities in North Africa is to be reinforced, as of July 4; that French aircraft are to fly to Djibuti via Libya, on July 8; of Kesselring's interest in a convoy en route from Crete to Tobruk on July 8; on the results of an RAF raid on Benghazi, on July 6; and a GAF report for July 8; on the Russian Front: a GAF report of July 8; and that some Russians are still holding out in Voronezh; from the French assistant military attach� in Chungking, a report on the Japanese campaign in China, from July 4 (in French); from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, on possible future changes in Turkish neutrality, from July 1; from the Japanese ambassador in Rome, on the status of the war in North Africa and on the Russian front; that Mussolini was in Africa, on July 2; and that [9] Italian divisions, including three Alpine detachments, are to go to the Russian Front and become involved in the Caucasus by September; and from the Turkish military attach� in Rome, a report on the war in Africa, including details of Italian losses.

Keywords

irregular warfare, German intelligence services, subversion, French air force, troop movements, convoys, ports, Desert War, effects of bombing, Royal Air Force, air warfare, military situation reports, Eastern Front, diplomatic intelligence, Turkish foreign policy

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