Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3267
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Foreign Policy and International Relations, Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, South Asia
Countries Albania, Bulgaria, China, Finland, Formosa, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, India, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Yugoslavia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, 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 contains a message from Group Captain Jones to Group Captain Winterbotham, including BONIFACE headlines to be sent to Cairo. This file also includes the following reports: from the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs to the ambassador in Berlin, on the war situation, as at October 10; from the Spanish Legation in Helsinki, describing the political situation in Finland, on October 10; and Naval Headlines.


German strategy, defence, military situation reports, occupied Yugoslavia, Eastern Front, German withdrawal, evacuation, military dispositions, German army, casualties, Western Front, Soviet air force, aerial attacks on ships, convoys, mines, German U-boats, naval intelligence, diplomatic intelligence, Allied strategy, Sino-Japanese War, air raids, invasion of the Philippines, political intelligence, Finnish government

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