Official: Prime Minister: Military Intelligence Reports.

Reference code: CHAR 20/16

Part of: CHAR 20
Next record: CHAR 20/17
Previous record: CHAR 20/15

Date: Jul 1940 - Sep 1940

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Volume of typed weekly intelligence reports from the General Staff at the War Office.

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CHAR 20/16/1-3 "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 50" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 25 July to 1 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) information on invasion of the United Kingdom; b) possible use of gas; c) "Bundle charge" hand grenades; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. The Balkan States and Turkey: a) Bulgaria; b) Romania; c) Yugoslavia; 4. Middle East (Egypt and Sudan): a) political; b) military; 5. Far East. 01 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/16/4-5 "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 51" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 1 to 8 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany (distribution of German divisions); 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Romania; b) Turkey; 4. Finland; 5. Far East. 08 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/16/6-9 "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 52" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 8 to 15 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) information on the invasion of the United Kingdom; b) Cap Gris Nez area [France]; c) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Spain; 4. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Romania; b) Bulgaria; c) Greece; d) Yugoslavia; e) Hungary; 5. USSR (political commissars); 6. Far East. 15 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/16/10-13 "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 53" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 15 to 22 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) German intentions; b) prospects of famine in Europe; c) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Romania; b) Greece; c) Yugoslavia; d) Turkey; 4. Middle East: Egypt, Palestine, Iraq [earlier Mesopotamia], Syria, and Iran [Persia]; 5. India; 6. Far East; Annex on the morale of the German Army and civilians in Germany. 22 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/16/14-15 "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 54" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 22 to 29 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) German intentions; b) 18 mm Infantry Mortar; c) distribution of German divisions. 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States: a) Romania; b) Hungary; c) Greece. 29 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/16/16-17 "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 55" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 29 August to 5 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) possible use of gliders; b) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Turkey; b) Greece; c) Yugoslavia; d) Hungary; e) Bulgaria; f) Romania; 4. Americas (expansion of the US army); 5. Far East. 05 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/16/18-19 "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 56" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 5 to 12 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany a) information on invasion of the United Kingdom; b) motorization in the German Army; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Yugoslavia; b) Greece; c) Rumania, Bulgaria and Hungary; 4. Aden and the Aden Protectorate [later Yemen] on reaction to the British withdrawal from Somaliland [later Somalia]. 12 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/16/20-24 "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 57" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 12 to 19 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) invasion of the United Kingdom; b) re-organisation of the German Army; c) artificial smoke screen in invasion; d) the attack on Waalhaven, Rotterdam [Netherlands] (from a German Air Force Journal); e) mobile troops in the Battle of France (from the German press); f) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey; 4. USSR (disposition of the Red Army in European Russia, with map); 5. Egypt; 6. Afghanistan; 7. India; 8. Far East. 19 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/16/25-31 "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 58" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 19 to 26 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) invasion of the United Kingdom; b) activities in South-East Europe; c) "German sentiments towards this country"; d) "Changes in the art of war" (from the German press); e) fortifications 696, 678 and 699 (from the German press), "A Report on how the Engineers broke through the Maginot Line"; f) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States: a) Greece; b) Yugoslavia; c) Romania; d) Bulgaria; e) Hungary; 4. Far East. 26 Sep 1940