1969

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1969
Date 29 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); on West Europe: of an Allied raid on Villacoublay (see 4255); on South Europe: on better training for the pilots of the German Air Force's (GAF's) 2nd Air Fleet, on August 27; of the GAF 2nd Air Corps' operations on August 28; of German soldiers looting in Calabria, on August 28; that photo-reconnaissance reveals a build-up of Allied shipping in Augusta harbour, on August 27; of an Italian steamer being torpedoed in the Straits of Otranto, on August 28; that the ship was sunk, on August 29; and of two Italian ships being sunk in the Straits of Otranto on August 27; on South-east Europe: of the 22nd Mountain Corps being identified in Greece, on August 23; and of the 18th SS Police Mountain Jaeger Regiment being identified in Greece, on August 26; on North Europe (East): that PoWs are to be used as auxiliary personnel for anti-aircraft artillery in Finland, from August 13; and on North Europe: that the Army Ground Officer Commanding (GOC) Denmark takes complete power, with Danish war vessels to be handed over or destroyed, and other vessels to be forced into Danish harbours, on August 29.

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i Front Cover 29 August 1943 Download PDF (266 KB)
1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 29 August 1943 Download PDF (6.04 MB)
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