A document of some importance, forming part of the late war Air Ministry intelligence/bombing evaluation survey on German targets.
A complete folder, 13 page loose leaf document plus the air reconnaissance photographs ‘German food Storage Buildings Report No. CCMS 202A’
It documents the type of food storage facilities used by German civilian and military authorities, giving detailed dimensions, technical drawings and usages of said buildings.
Accompanying areal photographs shows the buildings detailed, their make up and location.
The document was compiled on 19th February 1945 with each page of text marked ‘Secret’.
The bombing and evaluation of targets from the early days of the air war too the latter stages was virtually un-recognisable. The hap-hazard had been replaced with the ‘scientific’ approach to targeting and the prioritising of targets.
In this instance the information was aimed at destroying food reserves having the effect of starving the enemy.
Some edge creasing and tears to the first page. The pictorial front cover is with an inked name. (See images).
I have comprehensively (not completely) photographed the document to show its importance here. It includes a single ground taken photograph of a bomb damaged food facility of the type described in the folder, all photographs are on AM photographic paper.
A fantastic, rare, complete document !
(Not all of the folder has been shown, only right hand pages, and not shown in chronological order, see page numbers at top right of each image).