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Dated events map of world conquests : showing the Axis attempt at world conquest compared with the conquerors of the past and their empires (1944)

Date: 1944
Creator: Stanley Turner
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Scale: 1;27,000,000
Access: web
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Axis countries & countries they conquered; countries reconquered by the U.N.; naval bases; battles; notes on invasions etc.; population; insets: Persian Empire -- Empire of Alexander the Great -- Roman Empire -- Conquests of Islam -- Europe under Napoleon 1810 -- Asia under the Mongols. Includes various portraits; ads for tea and soup.
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Dated events, World war map 2nd edition (1942)

Date: 1942
Creator: Stanley Turner
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Projection: Mercator Projection
Scale: ca. 1:13,000,000
Access: web
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World War Map: Legend includes naval bases; cities blitzed by Nazis Luftwaffe; industries bombed by R.A.F; countries under british control; countries conquered by the Nazis; neutral countries; Relief shown pictorially. On verso: Dated events, Pacific War Map in black and white. Azimuthal Equal Area Projection.
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European theatre of war ; Italy and the Balkan nations (194-)

Date: 194-
Creator: Dixon Maps (Firm)
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Scale: 1:13,000,000; 1:4,600,000
Access: Web
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Int'l boundaries; occupied areas; hachured relief; inset: [Maginot and Siegfried lines].
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Far East, Japanese occupied area, major railroads (1943)

Date: 1943
Creator: Board of Economic Warfare, Enemy Branch
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Scale: 1:13,000,000
Access: web
Description:
12 March 1943.
Map no. 1400.

Shows railroads (operating, dismantled and under construction), extent of Japanese penetration (as of March 12, 1943), political boundaries. Also covers Southeast Asia.
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Gelände-und Kartenkunde (1942)

Date: 1942
Creator: Gustav Baumgart
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Access: web
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German Cartography and Military Manual. 188 pages. Features maps, diagrams, text.
Pocket contains:
Anaglyph glasses
brochure of map symbolism
7 example maps
overview of the most common tactical signs.

All pages available as PDF. Selected pages available as jpgs and zoomify pages.

PDF is 118mb. Contains all pages & extras.
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Germany and Its Approaches (1946)

Date: 1946
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Germany and its approaches with international boundaries as of September 1, 1939, the day Germany invaded Poland and, in red, boundaries as of January 1, 1938, before Germany seized Austria and Czechoslovakia.Notes: Relief shown by shading and spot heights. Overprinted in red: Occupational zone boundaries [and] U.S. occupational zone boundary. First Edition. For Official Use only of the British War Office. Refer to this map as B.A.O.R. 17. Reproduced by 14 Field Survey Coy R.E. 1946
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Germany and the Invasion Fronts (1940?)

Date: 1940?
Creator: Gross, Alexander
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Scale: 1:2,300,000
Access: web
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Place names; railroads (built and under construction); boundaries; steamer routes; roads; library copy has pencil additions Includes hand written note: Victory May 6th 8.41 pm
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Invasion map (1940?)

Date: 1940?
Creator: National Home Monthly
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Scale: 1:3,168,000
Access: web
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Place names in Scotland, Engalnd, Denmark, Holland, Southern Norway, Southern Sweden, Germany, France, Switzerland, Northern Italy.
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Japan City Plans (1945)

Date: 1945
Creator: Army Map Service (AM), U.S. Army
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Scale: 1:12,500
Access: web
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Standard map series designation ; AMS L902. Insets: Index to adjoining sheets - coverage diagram - Index to boundaries; built up areas; bombed areas; streets (not named); 7 classes of railroads; 3 classes of boundaries; cultural detail; soundings in fathoms; vegetation; on verso: administrative unit names.
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Japan's Empire - Its rise and fall : NewsMap for the Armed Forces Vol. IV No. 19F (1945)

Date: 1945
Creator: Army Information Branch
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Access: web
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4 maps on 1 sheet
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Luft - Navigationskarte in Merkator Projektion [Air navigation map in Mercator projection] (1938)

Date: 1938
Creator: Generalstab der Luftwaffe
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Projection: Mercator
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Access: web
Description:
Relief shown by contours, gradient tints, and spot heights; depths shown by contours and soundings.
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Map of the World War fronts, dated events 5th edition (1943)

Date: 1943
Creator: Stanley Turner
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Projection: Mercator Projection
Scale: ca. 1:19,500,000 (W 15°--E 180°/N 70°--S 45°).
Access: web
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This fifth edition of dated events World War map is designed to cover the European invasion wherever the forces of freedom strike. It carries new dates, names and places of the outstanding events since the war began. Recorded also on the map are world airports; naval bases; air and ocean distances; pre-war borders; populations of each country; status of each country; natural resources of each country; and historical data of countries back to the year 1505. Includes 2 inset maps: a world map and world air ports [centered on the North Pole]. Relief shown pictorially.
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Pneu Michelin Allemagne Ouest / Yell und Unst (1944)

Date: 1944
Creator: Services de tourisme Michelin
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Scale: 1:1,000,000
Access: web
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Michelin road map in French of West Germany. Legend shows highways, main roads, district roads, car ferry. The map includes planned roads and roads under construction.

Map and Data Library copy: On verso is a German map of Yell and Unst (Shetland Inseln) from 1941. Scale 1: 50,000.Blatt Nr. 1 (1928) Vergrosserung der Karte von Schottland 1: 63,360 [Sheet Number 1 (1928) Enlargement of the map of Scotland 1: 63,360].

For more information about this map, visit the blog of the Map and Data Library

http://maplib.blogspot.com/2011/08/map-as-historically-specific-object.html.
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Salisbury Plain Revised to April, 1939 (1940)

Date: 1940
Creator: Ordnance Survey of England and Wales
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Scale: 1:62,500
Access: Web
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Area covered is well-known to Canadian servicemen in two world wars, the scene of the first Canadian overseas camp in World War I. As can be seen from the map, issued in 1940, it was the scene of intense military activity in World War II.
This map is of special interest in that it shows many famous pre-historic and historic sites such as that of Stonehenge (m.r. 5662) and Old Sarum (m.r. 5752), and numerous tumuli, the pre-historic burial mounds of the early Britons. The ancient cathedral city of Salisbury is in the lower part of the map. This map covers one of the most interesting and historical areas of the British Isles.
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The Knockout Blows Fall : NewsMap for the Armed Forces Vol. IV No. 18F (1945)

Date: 1945
Creator: Army Information Branch
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The Telegram's war map of Europe ([1940])

Date: [1940]
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Scale: ca. 1:11,500,000
Access: web
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out of copyright. 1 black-and-white map showing independent nations and areas under British, French and German control, with reprints of newspaper articles from 1938-39 contextualizing the borders represented on the map.
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Time's Atlas of the war. Prepared by the editors of Time, the weekly news-magazine ([1940])

Date: [1940]
Creator: Time Magazine
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Access: web
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8 colour maps, depicting: Economic Europe, Southeastern England, The Balkans, The East Indies, The Caribbean, Alaska, Canada and the United States, The Nile Valley.

Text accompanying each map explains area and military importance in World War 2.
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Winchester 5th ed. (1941)

Date: 1941
Creator: Ordnance Survey of England and Wales
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Projection: Cassini Grid
Scale: 1:62,500
Access: Web
Description:
Alfred the Great's ancient capital of Saxon England, Winchester, is located in the lower left portion of the map. This is also an area of ancient monuments and historical sites, such as the Roman villa at m.r. 0644, and the traces of a Roman road. (m.r. 9963, 0064), as well as numerous tumuli and hill forts and fortifications.
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World map 1st ed. (1948)

Date: 1948
Creator: Rand McNally & Company
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Scale: 1:78,566,000
Access: Web
Description:
4 ancillary maps of Europe, Palestine, India, and China on verso.
Panel title: CBS map of the changing world.
Shows international boundaries; flags of Members of the United Nations.
Revised map of the world mercator projection.
Prepared for the Columbia Broadcasting System
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Yanks Land on Japan : NewsMap for the Armed Forces Vol. IV No. 20F (1945)

Date: 1945
Creator: Army Information Branch
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