German Motorcycle Industry Investigation

Scope and Content

This collection contains: bound copy of Investigation Report, comprising reports on seventeen works, with forty appendices; file of retraced and reprinted original drawings; Summarising Report: narrative, with expression of opinion.

Administrative / Biographical History

These papers derive from British Intelligence Objectives Sub-committee Trip No.1281 to investigate and report on the German motor cycle industry in the British and US Occupation Zones, October 1945. Participants were A.E. Wood (BSA), J. Craig (Associated Motors), L.W. Farrer (Villiers Engineering) and C.R.B. Smith (Amal Ltd).

Reference: Deposit information.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by a former technical manager of Amal Ltd in 1996.

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Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.