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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/346
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries France, Germany, Greece, 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 a BONIFACE report on North Africa: that the 10th Air Corps was urgently requested to carry out reconnaissance of the British vanguard and the Fliegerfuehrer Africa had no suitable aircraft for the task as of January 7; and a report of leave being allowed for ground staff and to air crews of transport units in Tripoli on January 8.

Keywords

personnel, transportation, troop movements, tanks, intelligence requirements, aerial reconnaissance, roads, German army, German air force, British army, military operations, reconnaissance aircraft, aircraft

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