D‑Day map of Europe

1944 

Germany and Adjacent Areas; Your War from D‑Day On.

Europe Continent of Europe
  • Publication place: London
  • Publication date: 1944.
  • Physical description: Double sided chromolithographed map.
  • Dimensions: 950 by 1140mm. (37.5 by 45 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11481

Notes

A double sided map of western Europe. One side shows a normal map, with major cities, railways, rivers, mountains and motorways marked. The other side shows the same area, with differently coloured shaded areas representing various stages of the war. These include D‑Day, the allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944 via airborne and naval landings, helped by French Resistance; the Falaise Pocket, August 1944, where the German army was surrounded by the Allies and cut off, a key part of the Liberation of Paris; and the Battle of the Hedgerows, where Allied troops fought Germans as they retreated back into Normandy (Battle de Bocage). A small inscription at the lower edge encourages the owner to keep the map up to date by adding their own inscriptions showing the latest state of the war. 

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