1275

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1275
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Pacific
Countries Germany, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Trinidad, Tunisia, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Erwin Rommel, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 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 correspondence: 1897/T2, sent to the Prime Minister (PM) (see 1942); on North Africa: a Panzer Army report for December 31; from the Turkish charg� in Kuibyshev, on the visit of U.S. General Hurley to the Soviet Union on a fact-finding mission for Roosevelt; and Naval Headlines, including that the German Navy is in action against an Arctic convoy; Axis shipping to North Africa; and Axis preparations to demolish Tripoli harbour.

Keywords

military situation reports, German army, Desert War, diplomatic intelligence, diplomatic officials, Allied strategy, naval intelligence, Battle of the Atlantic, convoys, German U-boats, naval warfare, Arctic convoys, warships, Royal Navy, German navy, shipping losses, torpedo boats, Italian navy

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