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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/343
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Crete, Italy
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Hastings Ismay

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 BONIFACE reports from North Africa: a report on German Air Force (GAF) Africa bomb and fuel stocks from January 3; a list of supplies and stores for paratroops with the Panzer Group in Africa to be carried by Italian transport aircraft from January 3; intelligence that a Panzer company was to be ferried from Crete to Tripoli by Ju50 aircraft on January 4; that German Air Force (GAF) Africa was out of communication with Sollum on January 3; and that all vehicles not essential to operations were to be used to transport fuel for GAF Africa from January 3. This file also includes a BONIFACE report on the Russian Front, detailing the 1st Air Corps' intentions for January 4, including continued attacks on Soviet locomotives in the Leningrad area.

Keywords

armaments, military supplies, fuel, food supplies, paratroopers, transportation, troop movements, tanks, military dispositions, aircraft, German army, German air force, intelligence reports, intelligence channels, battles, military operations, military situation reports, Red Army

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