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emckinney14 Mar 2019 7:49 p.m. PST

Are topographical maps covering the area of Operation Jupiter online anywhere? I know that there were 1:25,000 Commonwealth maps of the area, and I'd assume that there were similarly-scaled German and French maps.

I'm looking for terrain details, not so much movement of units. Of course, if you also know of an overlay map with actual or suspected enemy locations marked on it, that would be tremendous.

Thanks in advance!

Skarper14 Mar 2019 8:30 p.m. PST

This seems to be what you wanted.


link

emckinney14 Mar 2019 9:52 p.m. PST

Very nice …

I do need flat scans to work on a map, though. Not that I won't be using these!

emckinney15 Mar 2019 8:35 a.m. PST

Let me go further with my praise: those really are incredible.

The weird part is that the topography from the 1943 1:50K maps just doesn't line up with the 1:25K maps! I guess the 1943 note about elevation lines being interpolated was serious …

Brings up an interesting point about a 1942 or 1943 invasion by the WAllies: they would likely have gone ashore with inaccurate detail maps for critical locations!

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian15 Mar 2019 12:19 p.m. PST

You might look here: https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams

the 1:100,000 series covers nearly all of Europe into Russia

emckinney15 Mar 2019 11:04 p.m. PST

I've looked at the collection, hut it's useless to me. I need the much finer detail of 25K. 100K flattens out elevations to nothing.

Simo Hayha17 Mar 2019 8:39 p.m. PST

link

has some blown up

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