1939

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1939
Date 14 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 summary from Brigadier Hollis for the Prime Minister (PM); and a SUNSET intelligence report; on South Europe: that Italian E-boats are to be advised of Palermo shipping, and that the Allies hold the north coast as far as Milazzo, on August 13; that the German Air Force (GAF) expect an Allied landing east of Cape Calava on August 14; of railway being lines cut in Calabria, so the Germans are to unload the trains and use vehicles; that the Germans are reinforcing anti-aircraft artillery in the toe of Italy, on August 11; that the Axis accelerated the sailing of landing craft to Messina, on August 12-13; of landing craft at Naples being put on short notice, on August 13; that landing craft were ordered from Vibo Valentia to Messina, on August 13; the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) South's general situation report, for August 11; and that Corsica is to be supplied from Sardinia, from August 5; and on South-east Europe: that the GAF Air Officer Commanding (AOC) orders immediate construction work on airfields in Albania, on August 12.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 14 August 1943 Download PDF (3.08 MB)
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