1944

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1944
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Sicily
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined

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: a German situation report on Sicily, for August 16; of the German Army in Sicily dismantling batteries and withdrawing, on August 16; that the Senior Transport Officer for the Straits of Messina is expected to leave with the landing craft, on August 17; that an air defence artillery train was destroyed in a raid on Sibari station, on August 15; of the raid on Sibari station, on August 15; that probably the 76th Panzer Division is on the move, on August 16; of a German division moving from August 14; and of Allied air attacks on the Messina Straits, on August 15; and on Germany: the German Air Force (GAF) report an Allied air raid, on August 14.

Keywords

military situation reports, German withdrawal, invasion of Sicily, evacuation, aerial attacks, Allied powers, artillery, shipping, landing craft, effects of bombing, air raids, railways, transportation, troop movements, German army, tanks, military organisation, aerial attacks on ships

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