** An outstandingly rare WW2 Restricted military intelligence report, every distributed copy with its own unique security number, this being 'Copy No. 281'.
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 RESTRICTED INTELLIGENCE REPORT Copy No. 281. Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) A Production Survey
CIOS Intelligence Report. XXX-80. Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS). June 1945.
** Special notice is given to the production and plans for both production and development of turbojets, and how these plans were linked to aircraft production and design.
CIOS 'Black List of targets for urgent investigation' category: Jet propulsion; aircraft engines
Duplicated typewritten report in English, 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms. 65 pages, 43 photographs
Very good in original stapled card wrappers. Protected in a modern clear archival jacket.
Key executives are named, with brief details of their areas of responsibility.