** An outstandingly rare WW2 Secret military intelligence report, every distributed copy with its own unique security number, this being 'Copy No. 322'.
Very few examples of this classified and security-numbered report have survived. Because of the report's extreme rarity, few collectors know these documents exist; only a tiny handful actually owns one.
An 'ordinary' version of this restricted CIOS intelligence report was subsequently authorised for issue. The later version was given the same title but had the HMSO name as publisher on the front cover and lacked the security classification and unique identifying security numbering.
WW2 SECRET report Copy No. 322 Underground Factories in Central Germany
CIOS Intelligence Report. XXXII-17. Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS). May/June 1945.
** The secret CIOS report being the primary source of detailed information on the organisation of German underground wartime secret industry at 13 locations in Central Germany.
CIOS 'Black List of targets for urgent investigation' category: Rockets & rocket fuels; Jet propulsion; Aircraft; Fuels & lubricants
Duplicated typewritten report in English, 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms. 154 pages, extensively illustrated throughout.
Very good in original stapled card wrappers. Protected in a modern clear archival jacket.
Amongst the main sites covered are Nordhausen; the Mittelbau Project at Woffleren/Himmerberg, Niedersachswerfen/Muhlberg, Ruttleberode/Stempeda, Niedersachswerfen/Kohnstein, Kuckuck and Ellrich/Klippen; Bad Herzbeurg/Osterode.
Also included are Project Malachit at Hamberstadt/Langenstein Muhlberg; Project Turmalin at Blankenburg/Regenstein; Kena/Kahla; Heimkele Hohle, Rottleberode; and Kaliwerk Bernterode.
Work carried out, or intended to be carried out, at these locations included the construction of Junkers jet engines, liquid oxygen, synthetic oil storage, Me-262 retooling, aircraft landing gear, V1 and V2 production, shell-filling and storage.
The concentration camps at Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora provided most of the labour force required to contruct the tunnels systems for the Mittelbau Project.