2015

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2015
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Corsica
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); that the Germans were told that the Salerno battle is decisive and, if necessary, they are to use their last reserves from Apulia, on September 14; that the 76th Panzer Corps have taken 2222 prisoners, as of September 15; that the Germans are to re-take northern Corsica, on September 16; on German Air Force (GAF) support for the ground forces on Corsica, on September 16; and that the GAF are to transfer their air defence artillery from Corsica to Elba, on September 16.

Keywords

military commanders, German strategy, troop movements, Salerno landing, Operation Avalanche, prisoners of war, occupation arrangements, occupied France, anti-aircraft defence

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