Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3315
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Pacific
Countries Albania, Belgium, England, Formosa, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Yugoslavia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Abwehr, Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined


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-east Europe: of Cetnik and German negotiations on Yugoslavia, on November 3; on Western Europe: reports of damage caused by Allied air raids on Hamburg on October 25 and November 4; extracts of the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) West's situation report, for November 3; the 12th SS Corps appreciates that an Allied attack on Geilenkirchen is to be expected, on November 8; a 7th Army situation report, for November 8; and that spoof wireless traffic by the 1st Fighter Corps is to begin immediately, on November 8; on Southern Europe: of Fiume harbour being damaged by Allied air attacks on November 5 and 6; from the Japanese Vice-Admiral Abe in Berlin, describing a meeting with Neisel, head of the [German] naval operations department, on November 4; that an allocation of fuel has been requested for the transfer of the 5th Parachute Division, on November 6; from the Turkish Legation in Budapest, on Turkish personnel being injured in Budapest, on November 5; and from the Czechoslovak government in London, on Churchill's meeting with Archduke Otto, on November 8.


Croatian armed forces, Nazi sympathisers, occupied Yugoslavia, guerrilla warfare, partisans, German withdrawal, neutrality, effects of bombing, air raids, dockyards, occupied Italy, German-Japanese relations, information sharing, Pacific War, Japanese navy, Allied strategy, Western Front, assessing enemy strength, Eastern Front, German army, tactics, anti-tank guns, Soviet war effort, troop movements, military commanders, German airborne troops, predicting enemy intentions, military operations, aerial attacks, strafing, casualties, fuel, deception, wireless communications, demolitions

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