3610

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3610
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Africa, Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Austria, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, RĂ©union, Romania, Russia, Siam, Soviet Union, Spain, United States of America
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Foreign Office, League of Nations, Security Service, Government Code and Cypher School
People Edward Bridges, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Josef Stalin

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: that there will be another attempt to blow up the bridge at Remagen during the night of March 20, reported on March 15; on Southern Europe: that the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) for the South-west has requested an investigation with a view to resolving difficulties experienced in the Croatian-Istrian border areas, on March 12; Naval Headlines; the French ambassador in Moscow reports on Molotov's conversation regarding reparations, on March 10; from the Foreign Ministry in Ankara, a Turkish report on Ibn Saud's acceptance of the leadership of the Arabs, on March 3; from the Japanese minister in Madrid, on a proposal of the transfer of German leaders to east Asia, on March 12; from the Japanese minister in Berne, a survey of the European situation, as at March 10; and a German account of Mr Hopkin's visit to Rome, on March 14.

Keywords

demolitions, Crossing of the Rhine, German strategy, guerrilla warfare, occupied Yugoslavia, military organisation, naval intelligence, German navy, warships, evacuation, naval bases, Eastern Front, German U-boats, Pacific War, convoys, submarines, diplomatic intelligence, Soviet foreign policy, Arab world, Home Front, defence, American foreign policy

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