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charles popp09 Dec 2021 9:42 p.m. PST

Can someone point me to a source for a map/maps for the world for before the war broke out around 1939?

mkenny09 Dec 2021 10:09 p.m. PST

If border changes are what you want use the slider at top right. link

charles popp10 Dec 2021 9:52 a.m. PST

Im just looking mainly for how the world looked before the fighting started all the national borders. An Atlas or wall map would be great

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2021 10:18 a.m. PST

I've got a world atlas I bought at a garage sale about 45 years ago that was printed in the 1920s. You might try visiting one of the used book websites to see what you can find. Most books that old should be affordable, though there may be some that are considered the "bee's knees" because of its' very high quality and some others whose owners figure the older it is the more expensive it should be.


Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2021 11:27 a.m. PST

Every historical wargamer should have as many of the West Point atlases of military history as s/he can justify. The Second World War: Europe and the Mediterrean Atlas has a lot of maps you might find useful.

The overview maps of the European pre-war borders are missing a lot of detail (terrain, cities, etc.) but there are several accompanying maps showing things you can't find elsewhere (e.g. industrial regions).

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rmaker10 Dec 2021 1:34 p.m. PST

Charles, dig around at your local used book store.

williamb10 Dec 2021 4:37 p.m. PST

There are also historical atlas books that can be found at online retailers or bookstores.

charles popp16 Dec 2021 8:19 p.m. PST

I got the West Point ones ,Wow they are great. Got them for a steal and they are spiral bound so don't have to worry about the spine breaking. Most expensive one was $25 USD

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