Papers of the German Motorcycle Industry Investigation

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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

The papers listed below 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


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

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

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level catalogue is also available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for the German Motorcycle Industry Investigation (GB 152 AAR2211).

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.