** An outstandingly rare WW2 Secret military intelligence report, every distributed copy with its own unique security number, this being 'Copy No. 63'.
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 63 Belgian Plastics Industry
CIOS Intelligence Report. XVI-4,5,8. Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS). January 1945.
** SECRET Copy No. 63 of the CIOS report of the activities of the Belgian plastics industry during the German occupation.
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. 26 pages
Very good in original stapled card wrappers. Protected in a modern clear archival jacket.
The cover and title page of this report is marked as SECRET although the remainder of the internal pages are marked as 'Confidential'. Presumably the intended final classification was changed during production.