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File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2014
Date 17 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: the German 10th Army's situation report, for September 15, noting the 14th Army Corps' being attacked, and that the 76th Corps has halted and is regrouping; of the 16th Panzer Division's boundaries, on September 15; of the 29th Panzer Grenadier Division's line, on September 15; the 26th Panzer Division's reports on September 15; that the Germans request urgently German Air Force (GAF) reconnaissance south of Salerno Bay; that the Germans estimate that on September 16 a landing fleet in the Gulf of Salerno has increased by 50%; of GAF operational orders for the night of September 16-17, describing stiffened resistance by the enemy, and that a concentrated attack is to be made on a transport fleet; that the 14th Panzer Corps is to hold positions near Salerno, on September 16; of Ancona being occupied by the Germans and Italian troops being disarmed, on September 15; and of the 200th Panzer Grenadier Regiment being shipped to Elba, on September 17; on South-east Europe: an Army Group B morning report, for September 16, detailing strong guerilla bands attacking Gorizia; a situation report for the west, on September 14, noting that Italian forces in Italy and the Balkans have been disarmed; and that German troops are to land on Cephalonia, on September 17.

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