1384

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1384
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges

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 Russian Front: of Soviet advances resulting in further restriction of the 17th Army's bridgehead, on February 17; and a situation report for February 18, detailing Soviet advances including the capture of Pavlograd; on North Africa: that the German Army authorities instructed that in the event of an Axis evacuation of Thelepte all aircraft there are to be destroyed, on February 18; on Yugoslavia: that German/Croat operations against Communist partisans were restricted by inadequate forces, on February 18; Naval Headlines; from the Turkish consul in Moscow, relating a prediction of further Soviet successes and Germany's downfall, on February 15; and from the Greek ambassador in Ankara, reports of February 16 and 17 on Bulgarian peace feelers and the presence of Bulgarian and Hungarian agents in Turkey.

Keywords

military situation reports, Eastern Front, military objectives, captured settlements, Red Army, contingency planning, evacuation, airfields, demolitions, aircraft, fuel, military shortages, manpower, guerrilla warfare, partisans, anti-Nazi resistance, naval intelligence, Italian navy, shipping losses, diplomatic intelligence, Bulgarian foreign policy, peace proposals

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