** An outstandingly rare WW2 Restricted military intelligence report, every distributed copy with its own unique security number, this being 'Copy No. 217'.
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 report Copy No 217 Bayerische Motor Werke (BMW)
CIOS Intelligence Report. XXVI-083. Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS). May, June 1945.
** "The target [at Karlsfeld, Dachau] ... is one of the outstanding German stations for stationary tests on rocket motors. Stations of comparable importance have been only at Peenemunde and Berlin". (Extract from report)
CIOS 'Black List of targets for urgent investigation' category: Jet propulsion
Duplicated typewritten report in English, 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms. 10 pages, 6 photographs, 1 figure.
Very good in original stapled card wrappers. Protected in a modern clear archival jacket.
One of the seminal early CIOS reports on jet propulsion.