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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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Segeant Turner[?], OMAHA BEACH FRANCE 1944. England, mid-May / early June, 1944?

“Secret” hand-drawn plan of a vital assault point on Omaha Beach

A rare and extremely dramatic manuscript tactical map of the Omaha Beach village of Les Moulins and its immediate surroundings, almost certainly drawn from confidential sources in the days or weeks before D-Day. Background Of the five D-Day landing beaches, that of the American 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions at Omaha was by far the […]

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Commander Task Force 122, OMAHA BEACH-EAST (Colleville-sur-Mer) [with:] OMAHA BEACH-WEST (Vierville-sur-Mer). NP, April 21, 1944.

Secret maps prepared for the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach

A rare pair of planning maps depicting the Normandy coast at Colleville-sur-Mer and Vierville-sur-Mer, better known today simply as Omaha Beach. Issued less than a month 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 […]

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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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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] [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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[Co. B, 660th Engrs. USA], FRANCE 1:25,000 [:] DEFENCES CARENTAN [:] Sheet No. 31/18 S.E. [:] Edition of June 1943 [:] Information as at May 44. [England,] May 1944.

Top-secret map of the key crossroads town of Carentan, prepared for D-Day

A rare “Top Secret” map depicting the area around Carentan, a key Normandy crossroads and the scene of ferocious fighting from June 6-13, 1944. The town’s capture by elements of the 101st Airborne Division consolidated the Omaha and Utah beachheads, giving American forces a continuous defensive line to face German counterattacks. The map was issued […]

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[Probably Co. B, 660th Engrs. USA], FRANCE 1:25,000 [:] DEFENCES BAYEUX [:] Sheet No. 37/16 N.W. [:] Edition of June 1943 [:] Information as at May 44. [England,] May 1944.

Top-secret map of Bayeux prepared for D-Day, from the archive of a Frogman

A very rare “Top Secret” map depicting the environs of Bayeux, a key Normandy crossroads just a few miles inland from “Gold” Beach. Issued in May 1944, just weeks before the D-Day landings, the map is extremely detailed, overlaid with the most up-to-date tactical intelligence available to the Allies. From the collection of Louis J. […]

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“Printed under the Superintendence of Vice-Admiral Sir John Edgell, K.B.E., C.B., F.R.S., Hydrographer”, OMAHA AREA [:] TOP SECRET [:] ON.1 APPENDIX VII ANNEXE A INFORMATION UP TO 6TH APRIL 1944. [London?: War Office? Royal Navy?], 1944.

Rare Top-Secret map for the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach

A rare map depicting the Normandy coast at Colleville-sur-Mer, St. Laurent-sur-Mer and Vierville-sur-Mer, better known today simply as Omaha Beach. Issued less than two months before D-Day and bearing the “Top Secret” classification. Of the five D-Day landing beaches, that of the American 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions at Omaha was by far the most […]

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