** An outstandingly rare WW2 Secret military intelligence report, every distributed copy with its own unique security number, this being 'Copy No. 109'.
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 secret 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 109 Production of Concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide Solutions Bad Lauterberg (Harz)
CIOS Intelligence Report. XXIII-18. Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS). May 1945.
** WW2 hydrogen peroxide production at Bad Lauterberg in the Harz Mountains.
CIOS 'Black List of targets for urgent investigation' category: Miscellaneous chemicals
Duplicated typewritten report in English, 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms. 31 pages, 8 photographs, 1 illustration
Very good in original stapled card wrappers. Protected in a modern clear archival jacket.
"Concentrated hydrogen peroxide, a new chemical tool, was used by the Germans in auxiliary devices for launching airplanes, V1 and V2 bombs, naval torpedoes, jet propelled planes and unmanned tanks..." (Introduction)
The production and use of this material was rated a top military secret by the German authorities and elaborate precautions were taken o safeguard all information on the subject.
The Bad Lauterberg plant was among the first such plants to be inspected by the Allies, much information being obtained.