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SCVNGR
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Can anyone point me at some (ideally free) period maps for prop puposes.
I can only find ones with big troop movement arrows and other naff lines all over them.

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Topic starter Posted : 04/01/2016 11:05 pm
McVickers
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Axis or Allied?
I've quite a collection of British/Commonwealth Military OS Maps, but mainly of the homelands, and very few operational/theatre-of-war ones (well, most of mine were produced late 30s early 40s when Britain was half expected to become a theatre-of-war! You could get away with buying old '20s/'30s/'40s civilian OS maps of somewhere obscure in the British Iles and fold them so that only the actual map part is showing? See if there's any if your local thrift/charity store brought over by ex-pats.

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Posted : 05/01/2016 12:55 am
Luiluei
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I looked for maps myself lately and came across The Godfrey Edition maps. I was looking for d-day maps. These one are maps from the preparation dated April 1944. I found them quite interesting as they are showing all the fortifications.






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Posted : 05/01/2016 7:43 am
McVickers
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Oh, good point! His reprints are available here for not-very-much money: http://www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/dday.htm

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Posted : 05/01/2016 8:25 pm
dcheetham89
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Thanks for the link McVickers, I wasn't looking for maps, now I've bought some

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Posted : 06/01/2016 9:25 am
McVickers
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Hehehe, I found they make ideal christmas presents for others who are like-minded to us....

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Posted : 07/01/2016 12:27 am
Russe11
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If you want to just print them yourself:
http://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/ww2/ww2_topos_home

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Posted : 10/02/2016 5:26 am
dcheetham89
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Good site worth knowing indeed. I would definitely recommend one of Alan's maps though. Very well finished, nice look to them and they are very cheap! I have sorted Christmas and birthday's for the rest of the year now

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Posted : 10/02/2016 8:00 am
SCVNGR
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That's more like what I was looking for

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Topic starter Posted : 14/02/2016 11:52 pm
CHThree
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Dammit, they don't have Cardiff. :(



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Posted : 27/02/2016 1:22 am
Russe11
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Dammit, they don't have Cardiff. :(

http://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/islan ... repo:66439

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Posted : 28/02/2016 12:36 am
CHThree
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They do but I was hoping for #109 including the Vale of Gamorgan where my mum now lives.



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Posted : 05/03/2016 12:55 pm
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Alas it was on my old pc, however online (cannot recall url) WW2 GERMAN maps of the UK as well as other places.

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Posted : 05/03/2016 7:41 pm
McVickers
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They do but I was hoping for #109 including the Vale of Gamorgan where my mum now lives.

I'll have a look through my collection of period military OS maps of the UK, I think I have a lot of Wales - If I have the VoG, I'll get a scan of it done for you.

UPDATE EDIT: I've got 107 (North East London) and 108 (South End) from the righthand row above, but not Sheet 109! I've know of other OS resources, though; what is the nearest town/village to your Mum's home?

Example Scan (Part of VoG focused in between Cowbridge and the coast) 1940/1942 survey, 1947 published:
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Posted : 06/03/2016 12:11 am
McVickers
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If anyone is going to be ordering any maps from 'The Godfrey Edition', best get your order in soon as they're raising their prices (though they're damn cheap already and the price rises are minimal):

"After several years selling our maps for £2.50 and with the increase in print, postage and packaging, we are increasing our map price to £3.00. Coloured edition maps will still be at the same price of £3.50. The price increase will be in effect from Tuesday 15th March 2016. Price increases are always regrettable, but this will help secure the future of the series and enable us to develop it further."

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Posted : 08/03/2016 1:05 pm
CHThree
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what is the nearest town/village to your Mum's home?

Llantwit Major :-)



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Posted : 14/03/2016 9:01 am
BootedFeet
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what is the nearest town/village to your Mum's home?

Llantwit Major :-)

Small world. I lived in Llantwit for 4 years while working at Aberthaw :)

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Posted : 14/03/2016 11:42 am
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