0918

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/918
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Egypt, England, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Erwin Rommel, Josef Stalin

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 the Southern Russian Front: of the German Air Force's (GAF's) orders on September 22 for Stalingrad; on North Africa: that Rommel is to confer with Kesselring and Cavallero in Rome on September 23; of German intelligence extracted from PoWs on the 8th Army's offensive, on September 22; Naval Headlines, covering Arctic convoys and supplies for Tobruk; from the Japanese minister in Sofia, describing optimistic German views on the Russian campaign, as of September 18; from the Turkish charg� in Vichy on Franco-U.S. relations, as of September 17; from the Turkish ambassador in Tokyo, relating rumours that Japan is proposing a separate peace between Germany and the Soviet Union, on September 19; and from the Italian minister in Kabul, giving Afghan information on the situation in India, as of September 19.

Keywords

military organisation, German air force, Eastern Front, military situation reports, Battle of Stalingrad, conferences, military commanders, naval intelligence, German U-boats, Italian navy, shipping, shipping losses, diplomatic intelligence, rumours, peace proposals, security, Indian independence

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