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Co. B, 660th Engrs. USA, FRANCE 1:25,000 [:] DEFENCES [:] MONTEBOURG [:] Sheet No. 31/20 S.E. [:] [:] Information as at May 44. [England,] May 1944.

Rare top-secret map of Montebourg, France, prepared for the Normandy Campaign

A very rare “Top Secret” map depicting the environs of Montebourg an Quineville on the strategic Cotentin Peninsula, issued in May 1944, just weeks before the D-Day landings. This copy with physical evidence suggesting that it received hard use in the field. This remarkable map depicts a roughly six-by-nine-mile area around Montebourg, a village on […]

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[Probably Co. B, 660th Engrs. USA], FRANCE 1:25,000 [:] DEFENCES [:] QUETTEHOU [:] Sheet No. 31/20 N.E. [:] [:] Information as at May 44. [England,] May 1944.

Rare top-secret map of Quettehou, France, prepared for the Normandy Campaign

A very rare “Top Secret” map depicting the environs of Quettehou on the strategic Cotentin Peninsula, issued in May 1944, just weeks before the D-Day landings. This remarkable map depicts a roughly nine-by-six-mile area around Quettehou, a village on the east coast of the Cotentin Peninsula, just 15 miles north of Utah Beach and less […]

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S/Sgt. [Staff Sergeant] H. F. Brenner, The TRANSPORTATION CORPS IN THE European Theater of Operations. NP, ND, but ca. late 1945.

Spectacular poster celebrating the contribution of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps in WWII

A spectacular and unrecorded Second World War cartographic poster celebrating the essential contribution of the U.S. Army’s Transportation Corps to Allied success in the European Theater. The Transportation Corps was established in July 1942 through consolidation of several functions and units previously distributed between the Quartermaster and Engineer Corps. The new entity was responsible for the […]

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Co. B, 660th Engrs. USA, FRANCE 1:25,000 [:] DEFENCES STE. MERE EGLISE. [:] Sheet No. 31/18 N.E. [:] SECOND EDITION (APR. 44) [:] INFORMATION AS AT MAY 44. [England,] May 1944.

Top-secret Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the first French town liberated on D-Day

A rare “Top Secret” map depicting the area around Sainte-Mère-Eglise, a key Normandy crossroads and the first town liberated during Operation Overlord. The map was issued just weeks before D-Day, and has provenance to the aide-de-camp to U.S. Army Major General Harold W. Blakely (1893-1966), commander of the 4th Infantry Division, which spearheaded the landing […]

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UTAH BEACH… TOP SECRET BIGOT. [England], April 1944.

Rare “BIGOT”-rated photomosaic planning map for the D-Day landing at Utah Beach

A rare composite photographic map prepared for the D-Day landing at Utah Beach. From the Neptune Monograph, the definitive briefing book issued to senior American officers in preparation for the landings, and bearing the ultra-secret “BIGOT” classification. “… nothing was more secret—or more vital to Operation Neptune—than the mosaic of Allied intelligence reports that cartographers […]

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[Utah Beach] [Untitled photomosaic map of beach on the east side of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy, remembered today as “Utah Beach.” No place, no date, but prob. England, early 1944.]

Rare “BIGOT”-rated planning map for the D-Day landing at Utah Beach

A rare photomosaic map prepared for the D-Day landing at Utah Beach, bearing the very rare and ultra-secret “BIGOT” classification. With provenance to the aide-de-camp to U.S. Army Major General Harold W. Blakely (1893-1966), commander of the 4th Infantry Division during Operation Overlord. The original plan for Operation Overlord called for three Allied divisions to […]

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FIRST ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION[:] FIELD ORDER #4[:] 13 MAY 1944 COPY NO. 8[:] TOP SECRET BIGOT “NEPTUNE”. England, May 13-21, 1944.

BIGOT-rated D-Day field orders for the First Engineer Combat Battalion, the personal copy of the unit commander

May 1944 field orders for the 1st Engineer Combat Battalion (ECB) bearing the ultra-secret “BIGOT” classification, issued just weeks before its D-Day landing at Omaha Beach and with provenance to unit commander William B. Gara. Possibly the only surviving example. Of the five D-Day landing beaches, the experience of the American 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions at […]

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Commander Task Force 122, OMAHA BEACH-WEST (Vierville-sur-Mer). NP, April 21, 1944.

Rare “BIGOT”-rated planning map for the landing at Omaha Beach

A scarce map depicting the Normandy coast at Vierville-sur-Mer, better known today simply as Omaha Beach, issued just weeks before D-Day and bearing the ultra-secret “BIGOT” classification. “But nothing was more secret—or more vital to Operation Neptune—than the mosaic of Allied intelligence reports that cartographers and artists transformed into the multihued and multilayered BIGOT maps.” […]

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O.N.1. Appendix VII Annexe A Series Maps: Utah Area, Omaha Area, Gold Area, and Juno Area [with:] The Neptune Monograph [with:] Operation “Neptune” Force “L” Operation Orders… 20th May 1944 [with:] Amphibious Operations Invasion of Northern France Western Task Force June 1944 [with:] Personnel files for Commander Royal Lovell, USN.

An exceptional archive of D-Day landing maps, operational orders, and intelligence briefings, compiled by a decorated LST commander

An exceptional archive of D-Day planning materials entrusted to Landing Group 50 Commander Royal Lovell, whose six LSTs landed reinforcements of men and armor at Juno Beach. Highlights of the archive include a complete Neptune Monograph, the definitive, top-secret (“BIGOT”) briefing book for allied officers involved in the landings. Also present are a set of “Top […]

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