2586

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2586
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Finland, Germany, Italy, Oman, Philippines, Russia, Switzerland
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Geheime Staatspolizei, Secret Intelligence Service, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Hermann Göring, Guy Liddell, Benito Mussolini

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: that the 2nd Air Fleet appreciate an Allied landing operation behind German lines in Italy, on March 7; Naval Headlines; from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, that the air war activity for February is to be relayed in conversation, on March 2; a Foreign Office assessment of civilian morale in Germany, as of March 7; from the Japanese military attach� in Italy, describing a conversation with Mussolini, on February 8; and bridgehead battle reports for March 5.

Keywords

predicting enemy intentions, Allied strategy, paratroopers, Italian Campaign, naval intelligence, German U-boats, torpedo boats, evacuation, naval bases, transportation, food supplies, shipping losses, warships, diplomatic intelligence, air warfare, effects of bombing, German war effort, industry, German morale, civilians, German propaganda, military situation reports, Battle of Anzio, Operation Shingle, fascist leadership, military organisation, Italian army

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