3526

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3526
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions East Asia, Europe, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Australia, Burma, China, India, Indochina, Philippines, Thailand
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, Secret Intelligence Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Thomas Bromley

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 Eastern Europe: that Major General Gonell, Commandant of Fortress Poznan, is expecting a renewed Soviet concentration; that a Soviet demand for surrender was carried by German PoWs; and of an increasing shortage of ammunition, with there being no air-borne supplies, on February 17; and from the German military attach?n Bangkok, on the war situation in south-eastern China, Burma, Thailand, the south-eastern Pacific and the Philippines, as at February 18.

Keywords

military shortages, German army, Eastern Front, Red Army, captured equipment, railways, Pacific War, military strength, Japanese army, liberation of Burma, Japanese withdrawal, disease, invasion of the Philippines

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