1933

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1933
Date 10 August 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 includes the following reports: a BONIFACE report from Brigadier Hollis to the Prime Minister (PM); a daily SUNSET intelligence report; on Southern Europe: that the 14th Panzer Corps claim to have destroyed or captured 267 tanks between July 10 and August 5; that the shortage of light flak ammunition is catastrophic according to the German authorities in Messina, on August 7; that ammunition is urgently required by the Germans in the southern Italian area consequent on losses at Palermo and Messina, and on recent expenditure, on August 7; an operations report of the 14th Panzer Corps for August 8; that the Germans were nervous of Allied landings in the rear of the Sicilian bridgehead, on August 9; that the German Air Force (GAF) are making preparations for the dismantling of Crotone airfield, on August 8; that a large-scale Allied air attack on Crete is expected, on August 6; on orders for a state of readiness on Crete, that an increase in guerilla activity there is to be expected, and economy with fuel is called for, on July 27; that the 76th Infantry Division is to transfer from Brittany to northern Italy, on August 6; and Naval Headlines.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 10 August 1943 Download PDF (13.73 MB)
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