2561

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2561
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Europe, Middle East
Countries Turkey
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 Southern Europe: five beachhead battle reports for Italy for February 28; and on one of two steamships to be transferred from the Adriatic to the Aegean, on February 28. This file also includes the following correspondence: from the Swiss Legation in Ankara, regarding Turkey and the war, on February 23.

Keywords

military situation reports, Battle of Anzio, Operation Shingle, troop movements, shipping, diplomatic intelligence, Turkish foreign policy

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