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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2319
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations
Regions Europe, Middle East
Countries Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School, Security Service
People Edward Bridges, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler

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 report for the Deputy Prime Minister (PM); a BONIFACE report for Mr Loxley; a report passed as SLICK 15 to the PM; a BONIFACE/SUNSET report of January 6 from the Code and Cypher School (CSS) to Hut 3 passed to the PM; BONIFACE reports from the CSS to Hut 3 signalled as SLICK 16 and 17 to the PM; from the Japanese ambassador in Ankara, on Turkey and the war, including a visit to Turkey by a British military commission at the end of 1943, on January 2; on Southern Europe: six battle reports on the Italian Front, for January 4 and 5; a review by the 10th Army, for January 5; the 51st Mountain Corps' day report on Allied raids in Italy, on January 6; that according to the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) for the South-west on December 30 the Hermann Goering Division is to transfer to the C-in-C West, and the 114th Jaeger Division, from Yugoslavia, is to be brought up to the 14th Corps; of the Allies following up the withdrawal of the 15th Panzer Grenadier Division, on January 6; that a steamship which had struck a mine off Marseilles during the night of January 3 is now considered a total loss, on January 5 and 6; and that Hitler orders that time for the recovery of sick and wounded soldiers is to be severely curtailed, with men to be returned quickly to their units, from December 29; on South-east Europe: that the German Admiralty suspects that a large increase in repairs was the result of deliberate damage done by crews to avoid journeys that had been made dangerous by Allied action, on January 5; and on the Russian Front: of indications that the HQ of the 4th Air Fleet is moving to a location over 100 miles back from the former Polish frontier, on January 6.

Keywords

military situation reports, Italian Campaign, German army, casualties, defence, Allied powers, breakthroughs, predicting enemy intentions, military operations, effects of bombing, air raids, railways, troop movements, military dispositions, military medicine, wounded, Nazi leadership, sabotage, civilians, shipping, Eastern Front, military organisation, German air force, diplomatic intelligence, Turkish foreign policy, Anglo-Turkish relations, tactics, air warfare, anti-aircraft defence, supply drops

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