3061

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3061
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Argentina, Bulgaria, Burma, Chile, China, England, Formosa, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Guinea, India, Indochina, Italy, Japan, Paraguay, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Siam, Soviet Union, Turkey
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Erwin Rommel

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 Western Europe: of the 84th Corps' intentions for July 12, including that the Germans are to withdraw over a broad front south of La Haye du Puits; Naval Headlines; frm the Foreign Minister in Tokyo, a report of July 1 to the Japanese ambassador in Berlin concerning the minister's presence at talks in Tokyo between the German ambassador to Japan and the Japanese Prime Minister on June 28; and a follow-up report of July 6 containing 6 pages of what the Japanese Prime Minister had said to the German ambassador, dealing with all aspects of the Japanese war effort and future Japanese intentions; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, a report of July 8 on information obtained from the German minister Reinebeck, formerly a minister in Guatemala, regarding a shift of foreign policy by Argentina following the withdrawal of the British and U.S. ambassadors, noting also that Germany had no intention of pressurising Bulgaria into fighting the Soviet Union, and that Mussolini is to visit Germany in late July to review his troops being trained there and to have talks with Hitler; from the Persian ambassador in London, a report of July 7 on the results of the V-1 attacks against London; and from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, a report of July 6 on information learned from Vice-Minister Steengracht that day on the progress of the war.

Keywords

German army, military dispositions, military organisation, Battle of Normandy, Operation Overlord, naval intelligence, German U-boats, tactics, torpedo boats, Pacific War, Japanese navy, military commanders, warships, submarines, diplomatic intelligence, German-Japanese relations, information sharing, military situation reports, Anglo-Argentine relations, American-Argentine relations, air raids, missiles, secret weapons, effects of bombing, Eastern Front, military operations, Red Army

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