2004

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2004
Date 13 September 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 South Europe: that Salerno is again in German hands, on September 13; a German Air Force (GAF) situation report, for the morning of September 12; that the 24th Panzer Division is due to arrive at Leghorn on September 12; that the GAF has completed its transfer from Sardinia to Corsica, on September 11; that the Germans are to evacuate Corsica, on September 13; of the southern boundary of Army Group B, on September 12; that the GAF disarm the Italians and take over airfields on the Plain of Lombardy, on September 11; an Army Group B day report for September 11, describing mopping up in northern Italy; of damage caused by a raid on Frosinone airfield, on September 12; the GAF report an Italian liner at Venice is on fire, on September 12; from the German police in Rome to Berlin, on September 12, detailing the situation in Rome; of an agreement with the Italians in Rome for the German take-over of their forces and weaponry, on September 11; and BONIFACE report 467, that Mussolini is due to arrive in Germany on the 12th (to the Southern Department of the Foreign Office, not included); on South-east Europe: that the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) for the Southeast announces the completion of the disarming of Italian forces, on September 12; of the Balkan situation, as of September 11; that Euboea has been temporarily abandoned to the guerillas; that Italian ships were prevented from sailing from Durazzo; and GAF reconnaissance suggests that an Italian naval unit has left Rhodes, on September 12; and on the Southern Russian Front: that the German secret service are to cease their agent work and withdraw from Crimea, from September 7.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 13 September 1943 Download PDF (5.00 MB)
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