1696

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1696
Date 19 May 1943
Government Department Government Code and Cypher School
File Accession Date 1993

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 contains a message from Brigadier LRC Hollis for the Prime Minister (PM); a BONIFACE summary; and the following reports on the Mediterranean: that the German Air Force (GAF) are to attack the Allied invasion fleet in Oran harbour, on May 18; that Axis tanks and equipment are being shipped to Sardinia, on May 17; on the Axis equipment going to Sardinia, on May 18; that 1000 German troops are at Palau, in Sardinia, as of May 17; that a German division is assembling in Sicily, on May 18; that German anti-aircraft artillery units are moving to Sardinia, Sicily and southern Italy, on May 17; that GAF bombers are to move south to the Gulf of Taranto, on May 17; that German anti-aircraft units are to be made mobile to deal with landings on Crete, on May 16; and that Hitler orders anti-aircraft artillery to use all barrels and the greatest amount of ammunition against Allied aircraft, on May 18.

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i Front Cover 19 May 1943 Download PDF (271 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 19 May 1943 Download PDF (8.30 MB)
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