Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2888
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean
Countries China, France, Germany, Guinea, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, Russia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joachim von Ribbentrop, 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 South Europe: a 2nd Air Fleet situation report, for June 4; of 51st Mountain Corps divisions withdrawing, on June 4; 76th Panzer Corps reports, for June 4; an Army Group von Zangen report on guerilla activities in northern Italy, on June 3; that the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) for the Southwest complains that the failure of divisions to inform anti-aircraft artillery of their withdrawal has resulted in a considerable loss of guns, on June 4; Naval Headlines, covering Japanese troop ships being sunk; from the Japanese ambassador in Venice, forwarding information from Mussolini on Hitler's and Ribbentrop's views on the Japanese-Soviet agreement, on May 1; and observations by the German ambassador on the success of conversations between Hitler and Mussolini, and that the latter appears to have recovered his self-confidence, on May 1.


military situation reports, liberation of Rome, troop movements, Allied powers, German army, military strength, German withdrawal, guerrilla warfare, anti-Nazi resistance, occupied Italy, information sharing, incompetence, anti-aircraft defence, captured equipment, naval intelligence, German U-boats, military commanders, Battle of the Atlantic, German navy, naval bases, evacuation, shipping losses, Pacific War, Japanese navy, predicting enemy intentions, American strategy, United States Navy, operations planning, convoys, conferences, Axis powers, fascist leadership, Soviet-Japanese relations

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