Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3087
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Bulgaria, Germany, Great Britain, Guinea, Italy, Norway, Singapore, Soviet Union
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Erwin Rommel


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 West Europe: of the 86th Army Corps' front line (after a withdrawal southeast of Caen), on July 18; the 9th SS Panzer Division's day report, for July 17; and that the 14th Panzer Corps is under heavy attack, on July 17; on South-east Europe: that a Commander in Chief (C-in-C) states the necessity for a unified command to combat guerillas, on June 24; Naval Headlines; from the Turkish Legation in Lisbon, passing on the views of a Bulgarian Minister on the war, on July 14; and from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, forwarding a German Foreign Office briefing on the war, on July 18.


military situation reports, German withdrawal, Battle of Normandy, Operation Overlord, German deployments, tanks, German army, defence, Italian Campaign, military operations, Allied powers, military organisation, guerrilla warfare, anti-Nazi resistance, occupied France, invasion threat, naval intelligence, Royal Navy, aerial attacks, aircraft carriers, German U-boats, Pacific War, Japanese navy, submarines, United States Navy, warships, diplomatic intelligence, Bulgarian politics, Soviet strategy

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