Old D-day Map St Pierre Du Mont Omaha Beach 1944 Top Secret Bigot Plan New For Sale
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NEW OLD D-DAY MAP St Pierre Du Mont Omaha Beach1944
GSGS 4347 Sheet 43/18 NE
Description of Map
These are the Alan Godfrey maps and have a wide reputation for good quality maps at a fantastic price.
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"Fascinating series of reproductions of old Ordnance Survey plans in the Alan Godfrey Editions, ideal for anyone interested in the history of their neighbourhood or family. Selected towns in Great Britain and Ireland are covered by maps showing the extent of urban development in the last decades of the 19th…"
This is a brand new Reprintof original map which opens to 590mm x 420mm
THE TOP SECRET BIGOT PLANS
This map is taken from the detailed 1:25,000 series prepared by the Geographical Section General Staff
for the D Day Invasion.These Bigot Maps were classified at the highest levelof secrecy, and were updated with aerial and intelligence information to the 19 May less than 3 weeks before the actual landing.
These maps are packed with details much of it obtained by the local Resistance and showthe terrain obstacles and defences that the Allied forces expecte to meet.They will be of great interest to historians
and to all who are interested in tracing those historic days.
It includes an introduction by Tony Painter.
Never before reprinted, the Bigot Plans were prepared for the Allied Invasion in 1944, were classified Top Secret and issued under the highest level of "Need to Know". This small series of reprints are taken from the 1:25,000 maps and printed in colour, eg showing defences as Blue = confirmed, and Purple = not confirmed. They were catalogued under GSGS (Geographical Section General Staff) series 4347. We are publishing 3 of these maps initially. Others may follow if there is sufficient interest.
34/18 NE St Pierre du Mont - Omaha Beach 1944 - publ 2004, intro by Tony Rosser. The second map covers the coastal area around Pointe du Hoc and Vierville-sur-Mer, where much of the Omaha Beach landings took place. On the reverse we include the Defence Legend, showing the various cartographic symbols used.
40/16 NW Ouistreham - Pegasus Bridge 1944 - publ 2004, intro by Tony Painter. This is the first reprint in the series and covers the area around the bridge that is now known as Pegasus Bridge. It was the scene of the heroic glider landings that have been called "the greatest feat of flying of WWII". The map is double-sided and covers the area from Ouistreham in the north, southward to Herouvillette, and westward to Cazelle.
40/18 SW St Aubin - Sword & Juno Beaches - publ 2004, intro by Tony Painter. Covers the area north of the Ouistreham map including St Aubin, and Langrune-sur-mer, including parts of the landing areas known as Juno and Sword.
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