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Intelligence

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 06 Sep 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/41/92
Scope and Contents

Telegram from British Naval Attache (Petrograd), to Admiralty, reporting that the Russian Admiralty had acquired several German signal books and cyphers: he suggests that a British cruiser or destroyer be sent to Russia to collect copies; includes Admiralty responses. [Carbon].

Dates: 06 Sep 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/3
Scope and Contents

Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] to Admiralty, on banning British and neutral trawlers from fishing in the North Sea. [Carbon].

Dates: 01 Dec 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/16
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Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], passing on a report from the Intelligence Officer at St John's, Newfoundland [Canada], that the British Consul-General in New York [United States] had been informed confidentially by Herman Rusder, that a German Cruiser Squadron intended to strike somewhere in the North Atlantic within a few days. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon].

Dates: 03 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Sep 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/41/106
Scope and Contents

Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] to Admiralty, reporting that the Grand Fleet's sweep on 10 September was probably reported to the Germans by a complete cordon of apparently neutral fishing boats established about 150 miles from Heligoland [Germany]: Jellicoe suggests that the Dogger Bank Patrol take some of them into harbour for a strict search for wireless gear, and proposes a similar sweep further south to search for mines. [Carbon].

Dates: 14 Sep 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/102
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Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], reporting intelligence from a very trustworthy source in Denmark, on indications of a sortie by the German Fleet, or a part of it, with the object of enabling a fleet of fast cruisers to get into the Atlantic. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon].

Dates: 15 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/141
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Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on the internment of the German minelayer Berlin in Norway, and the possibility that the British fleet was to have been decoyed into a minefield laid by the Berlin. Initialled by WSC and Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon].

Dates: 22 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252A/31-61
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "Operations in the Indo-Burma theatre based on India from 21 June, 1943, to 15 November, 1943" reprinting a despatch by Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, India, dated 22 November 1945, on planning, land and air operations, intelligence, and organisation, training, and administration, with explanatory footnotes. [annotated].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Sep 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/257/35
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC [Quebec, Canada] to General [Sir Henry] Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and General [Sir Harold] Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Special Unnumbered Signal" and "Personal and Top Secret" stating that "Everything has opened here very well so far as your affairs are concerned", referring to "Boniface" information [Enigma decrypts, ULTRA] about German forces in Italy, LSTs [landing...
Dates: 13 Sep 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/49
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" and "Through 'C' [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]" and "Guard" agreeing to him publishing the terms of surrender of German forces in Italy if he has evidence that General Heinrich von Vietinghoff Gennant Scheel's [Commander in Chief of the German Army in Italy] agreement is...
Dates: 02 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/13-14
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Guard" and "Personal" detailing the procedure for the announcement of the surrender of German forces in Italy, indicating how it will coincide with orders to the Germans to lay down their arms; and mentioning that the OSS [Office of Strategic Services] have infiltrated a man into Bolzano [Italy].

Dates: 01 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/15
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Through C [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]" and "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting that they are "perhaps only a day or two from surrender on all fronts through [Heinrich] Himmler [Head of the SS]"; stating that he will be sorry if this overshadows "Italian events"; assuming that Alexander will...
Dates: 01 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/214/110-111
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Washington [United States]) marked "Personal and Top Secret" enclosing the text of a "Personal and Top Secret" message from WSC to President Harry Truman informing him of his communications with Marshal Stalin over Crossword [negotiations with representatives of the German Army in Switzerland]; advocating the cessation of continued discussions between OSS [Office of Strategic Services] agents and the Germans; and...
Dates: 15 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 19 Sep 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/29/151
Scope and Contents Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the Secretary [Sir (William) Graham Greene] and the Director of the Intelligence Division [Captain (William) Reginald Hall], on the searchlight on the roof of Sir Arthur Bignold's house overlooking a fleet anchorage. WSC asks for a report on Bignold, his guests, friends and servants, and rumours of aircraft activity in the area. [Carbon; Bignold had houses at Loch Rosque castle, Ross-shire, Scotland, Strathbran Lodge, Dingwall, Ross and...
Dates: 19 Sep 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Nov 1914 - 30 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/30/22
Scope and Contents

Report by Hugh Miller, paymaster of HMS Arethusa, on information obtained from a German officer on the action off Heligoland [Germany]: sent on by Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet, Dec 1914].

Dates: 27 Nov 1914 - 30 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Dec 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/35/39
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Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], to Admiralty, on his suspicions of a German base in either the Hebrides or Skye [Inverness-shire, Scotland]: Jellicoe requests a thorough search, reporting that he had given orders that no telegrams detailing movements of ships be accepted.

Dates: 19 Dec 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Sep 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/35/49
Scope and Contents

Telegram from British Naval Attache (Petrograd), to Admiralty, reporting that the Russian Admiralty had acquired several German signal books and cyphers: he suggests that a British cruiser or destroyer be sent to Russia to collect copies; includes Admiralty responses. [Carbon].

Dates: 06 Sep 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/42B/156
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] on German attacks on Atlantic convoys and security measures to prevent sabotage and protect crew. [1st page only].

Dates: 17 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/19
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] on secrecy: "I am sure you realise that no-one in Russia ... must know about our special sources of information".

Dates: 25 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/30
Scope and Contents

Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC promising not to reveal secrets; hopeful of reaching agreement; sailing under two flags "a vast success".

Dates: 29 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Nov 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/71-72
Scope and Contents

Telegrams from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] sharing confidence in outcome of battle; message of encouragement for troops; warning about letting secret information fall into enemy hands.

Dates: 23 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Feb 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/52/17-18
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to President [Roosevelt] referring to a late night discussion on the importance of co-operation between UK and US "cipher people". He says that although naval ciphers are frankly discussed between the two Intelligence Services, the UK appears to lack information about the US diplomatic and military ciphers and that he had ordered intelligence work on US ciphers to cease once the two countries became allies. He asks the President to handle the issue personally and...
Dates: 25 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Feb 1942-09 Feb 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/52/19-21
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to "C" [Major-General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6] on memorandum [CHAR 20/52/17-18]; notes that the United States has British cipher machines.

Dates: 08 Feb 1942-09 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/160
Scope and Contents

Telegram from the French Ministry of Marine to the French Naval Attache, (London), reporting that they had sent agents to Spain, to obtain information about possible operations of minelayers and trawlers. [Carbon].

Dates: 26 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/162
Scope and Contents

Telegram from the French Naval Attache, (London) to the French Ministry of Marine, on reports that the Germans intended to make use of the Spanish coasts for sowing mines in the Strait of Gibraltar and along the south coast of Spain; the Attache suggests that a French ship should visit the Spanish ports to help Spanish destroyers keep a lookout. [Carbon].

Dates: 26 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/163
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Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on the desirability of using Kirkwall [Orkney Islands, Scotland] rather than Lerwick [Shetland Islands] for the examination of neutral ships, as it facilitated negotiations with neutral powers. The telegram also details precautions for preventing neutral ships at Kirkwall from acquiring information. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon].

Dates: 27 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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