Underground Factories in Central Germany
CIOS Intelligence Report. XXXII-17. HMSO [and] Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS). May/June 1945.
** 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.
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.
Although issued in two formats - one marked as "SECRET" and numbered, the other (as this example) without classification and unnumbered - both variants are exceedingly rare.