2757

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2757
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries China, Italy, Japan, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Hermann Göring

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 South Europe: the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) for the Southwest lists the assault units of the divisions in his area, on April 26; and the C-in-C Southwest proposes to release Italian military internees in exchange for the handing over of Allied soldiers in rear areas, on April 29; on West Europe: of weaknesses in the defence of the 1st Army, at Bordeaux, on April 19; on South-east Europe: that the Germans are to deliver 130 new railway trucks to Turkey in the first half of May, reported on April 18; Naval Headlines; and from the Portuguese charg� in Roumania, reporting a mixed reaction to Roumanian armistice discussions with the Allies, on April 28.

Keywords

military organisation, German army, special operations, Italian Campaign, German propaganda, occupied Italy, prisoners of war, civilians, collaborators, rewards, coastal defence, military strength, occupied France, Turkish foreign policy, trade, railways, naval intelligence, shipping losses, Pacific War, Japanese navy, naval warfare, United States Navy, submarines, diplomatic intelligence, rumours, peace proposals

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