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Militärgeographische Einzelangaben über England
Maps of England showing features of military significance

Background information
In preparing for the invasion of Great Britain (Operation Sea Lion), a vast amount of information, including maps and photographs, was assembled by the German military.

This included enlarging Ordnance Survey six-inch maps of important towns to 1:10,000, and overprinting the new brown base map with coloured symbols showing sites of military significance such as airports, railway workshops, docks, bridges.

Sheet size is usually 18.5″ by 12.5 inches, with larger combined sheets showing some towns on a single sheet.

These town maps are very attractive, being printed in brown (rather than black), with blue water.

The various coloured symbols stand out clearly, are easily seen and are quite striking. The delicate black bridge symbols are especially noticeable and numerous, as are the red boundaries of railway stations and goods yards. Basically, for each town these maps show all locations that the Germans thought to be strategically important. All significant sites are named, see Bolton image 2, or Kingston upon Hull image 2, as examples.

They also double as a large scale pre-war Ordnance Survey map.

All maps were issued in 1941 or 1942 and are headed :

Nur für den Dienstgebrauch! : For Official use only.

Generalstab des Heeres. Abteilung für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (IV. Mil.-Geo.). Berlin 1941 (or 1942).
Military High Command / Department of Military Cartography and Surveying (IV.Mil.-Geo.) / Berlin 1941 (or 1942).

All maps are paper folded to about A4 size, in excellent crisp condition unless noted otherwise.

All orders will be sent post free.

The following towns are listed below :

Aberavon-Port Talbot, Accrington, Bath, Birmingham, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Burnley, Cardiff, Carlisle, Derby, Dewsbury-Batley, Dover, Exeter, Folkestone, Grimsby, Halifax, Keighley, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newport, Nottingham, Oldham, Reading, South Shields, Southampton, Stoke on Trent, Sunderland, Torquay, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Wolverhampton, York.

 

Aberavon – Port Talbot : On 2 sheets, £60.

Excellent condition.

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Accrington : On 2 sheets, £70.

Excellent condition.

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Bath : On one sheet, £60.

Foxing down 12″ of one margin, not affecting mapped area.

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Birmingham : On 9 sheets, £340.

 

 

Excellent condition.

 

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Bolton : On 2 sheets £75.

Excellent condition

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Bournemouth : On 1 sheet £60.

Excellent condition.

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Bradford : On 3 sheets, £95.

One sheet excellent, one sheet very good, and one sheet very good but dusty on outer folded faces.

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Brighton : On one sheet, £60.

Excellent condition.

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Burnley : On 4 sheets, £120.

Very nice condition, one sheet with slight foxing in margin, not affecting mapped area.

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Cardiff : On 3 sheets, £100.

Excellent condition.

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Derby : On 3 sheets, £100.

Very nice, very slight foxing on two sheets, mainly to the margins.

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Dewsbury – Batley : On 2 sheets, £75.

Very nice, margins slightly scuffed and a little dusty in places.

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Dover : On 1 sheet, £60.

Excellent condition.

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Exeter : On 1 sheet, £60.

Excellent condition.

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Folkestone : On 1 sheet, £60.

Excellent condition.

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Grimsby : On  2 sheets, £75.

Excellent condition.

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Halifax : On 4 sheets, £140.

Excellent condition.

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Keighley : On 2 sheets, £75.

Very good/Excellent condition. Very light stain on one section of one map, mostly over the margin.

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Kingston upon Hull : On 1 combined sheet, £100.

Excellent condition.

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Leeds : On 6 sheets, £200.

 

 

 

 

Good clean condition, one with slight foxing, one with slight damage, three sheets slightly dull on outer folded surfaces.

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Lincoln : On one combined sheet, £65.

Excellent condition, with one small light stain.

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Liverpool : On 9 sheets, £360.

 

 

 

 

Excellent condition.

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Manchester : On 14 sheets, £575.

 

 

 

 

Excellent condition, two sheets slightly dusty and creased, one sheet with marginal annotations.

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Middlesbrough : On 4 sheets, £140.

Excellent condition, two sheets with slightly creased margins.

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Newport : On 1 combined sheet, £65.

Excellent condition.

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Nottingham : On 1 combined sheet, £90.

Excellent condition.

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Oldham : On 4 sheets, £140.

Excellent condition.

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Reading : On 1 sheet, £65.

Excellent condition.

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South Shields : On 1 combined sheet, £80.

Excellent condition.

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Southampton : On 1 sheet, £85.

Excellent condition.

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Stoke on Trent : On 2 sheets, £80.

Excellent condition.

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Sunderland : On 1 combined sheet, £65.

Excellent condition.

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Torquay : On 1 sheet, £50.

Excellent condition.

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Wakefield : On 2 sheets, £75.

Excellent condition.

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Walsall : On 4 sheets, £130.

Excellent condition.

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Warrington : On 4 sheets, £125.

Excellent condition.

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Wolverhampton : On 1 combined sheet, £70.

Excellent condition.

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York : On 1 combined sheet, £70.

Excellent condition.

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Folders containing all the maps for an area are also available.