Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2573
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, Pacific, South Asia
Countries England, Finland, Germany, Hawaii, Holland, India, Iraq, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Josef Stalin


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: of the 362nd Infantry Division sorting out formations and building up a defensive front, with strong Allied air attacks reported, on March 2; bridgehead battle reports for March 2; that the Germans appreciate from prisoners that the U.S. have adopted a new formation of bombers against German defences, on March 2; Naval Headlines, including the Far East; from a representative of the Japanese Ministry of the Interior in Berlin, describing Allied air raids on Berlin, on February 27; from the Mexican ambassador in London, noting air raids on London, on February 29; the Persian Legation in London reports a news bulletin, on February 28; and from the Turkish ambassador in Moscow, giving the Soviet view of Churchill's speech, on February 29.


military organisation, German army, predicting enemy intentions, aerial attacks, Battle of Anzio, military situation reports, Operation Shingle, United States Army Air Force, tactics, air raids, naval intelligence, German navy, warships, torpedo boats, German U-boats, Battle of the Atlantic, operations planning, naval warfare, Eastern Front, shipping, transportation, military supplies, Pacific War, Japanese navy, aircraft carriers, diplomatic intelligence, effects of bombing, German war effort

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