Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1284
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, North America
Countries Crete, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Japan, Malta, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Trinidad, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Erwin Rommel


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: an Italian day report for January 2, describing activity in the Sahara; that the Italian Sahara HQ is to withdraw from Hon and seeks protection for its line of withdrawal by Rommel, on January 3; from the Japanese minister in Madrid, on the views of the former commander of the Spanish Volunteer Force on the Russian Front, on December 30; and Naval Headlines for January 4.


Italian army, military situation reports, Desert War, aerial attacks, airfields, British army, military operations, military organisation, troop movements, military commanders, diplomatic intelligence, Spanish foreign policy, naval intelligence, Battle of the Atlantic, convoys, German U-boats, warships, German navy, Spanish armed forces, Italian navy, submarines, shipping

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