3512

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3512
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Atlantic, East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean
Countries Formosa, Norway
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Abwehr, Government Code and Cypher School
People 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: BONIFACE summaries for Mr Bromley; on Western Europe: the German Air Force (GAF) report Allied reinforcements are moving up to the Venlo-Roermond area, with an attack expected in the Huertgen area on February 5; of Hitler's orders for strict adherence to the terms of the Geneva Agreement relating to sick and wounded in the field, and that Red Cross vehicles are not to be used to carry weapons, ammunition or fuel, on February 1; that no German Naval personnel are to be sent back from Norway to Germany for training other than on U-boat courses, from February 5; of the HQs of the German Armed Forces being instructed to help with the transport of refugees from the East, with vehicles and food to be supplied, on February 5; Naval Headlines, covering a deployment of U-boats is to intercept the Allied convoy JW 64; that the German Naval Special Operations Units Training Division is to release unsuitable personnel to form a Naval Infantry Division; the Naval Chief Command for the West stating the desirability for the evacuation of the seriously wounded from La Rochelle and Gironde, St Nazaire, Lorient, the Channel Islands and Dunkirk; and Japanese destroyers en route to evacuate personnel from Luzon being turned back following an Allied air attack, with Japanese submarines being given the task of evacuating aircrews from Luzon.

Keywords

military situation reports, Western Front, Allied strategy, troop movements, predicting enemy intentions, Geneva Convention, wounded, evacuation, civilians, Eastern Front, breakthroughs, Red Army, German navy, training, personnel, naval intelligence, convoys, German U-boats, warships, naval operations, occupied Channel Islands, Pacific War, Japanese navy, submarines

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